How to Bid on Public Works Projects

Public Works Bidding

DES has launched a new bidding portal (Bonfire) that allows you to submit bids and proposals to DES online. In the Bonfire portal, select "register now" in the upper right-hand corner.

Register now on Bonfire portal

  1. Check the Bid Calendar for scheduled projects.
  2. In the Bid Calendar, click the linked Project number (in the 'Project No.' column) to view project details.
  3. Project details or plans and specifications will provide information on how to submit a bid package, including the bid proposal form.
  4. You must be a licensed contractor and be able to provide a bid bond or other bid security for projects over $35,000, liability insurance and payment, and performance bond for a project.