Contracting Information

The City's Purchasing Division manages all procurement for MSD, including supplies and services, professional services, and construction contracts.

Click here to access the City's Open Data website for all current procurement opportunities, including Invitations to Bid, Requests for Qualifications (RFQs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs), as well as award results from May 10, 2018 on. Vendors that want to do business with the City of Cincinnati must be registered through the online Vendor Self-Service (VSS) system.

For MSD award results from September 15, 2015 to May 9, 2018, please visit this link.

For MSD award results prior to November 17, 2015, please visit this link.

To be added to the Plan Holders List for a MSD project, send the following information to Project Title, Company Name, Contact Name, Address, Phone, Fax, Email.

For more information and related MSD procurement and RFP manuals, please visit Related Links to the right.


Contact Information for MSD Procurement at City Purchasing Division

General Phone:


Mailing Address:
Two Centennial Plaza
805 Central Avenue, Suite 234
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202


City Purchasing Staff Assigned to MSD Procurement:

Name (click to email)
Construction Bids and Supplies & Services
(513) 352-3282
Construction Bids and Supplies & Services
(513) 352-3277
Contract Support
(513) 352-3279
Procurement Supervisor
(513) 352-3274
Professional Services Contracts
(513) 352-3273
MSD Contract Compliance Program Administrator
(513) 352-3278

General Construction Contract Information

  • The majority of MSD capital construction project bids are solicited on a competitive basis (Invitation to Bid) under Section 307.86 Revised Code of Ohio.
    • Bid documents (detailed plans and specifications, bid and contract forms, and instructions to bidders) for MSD capital construction project Invitations to Bid are distributed only through the City's Open Data website. These documents are the official Invitation to Bid forms and specifications for MSD capital construction. No substitutions or facsimiles are authorized for submitting responses to Invitations to Bid.
    • All detailed plans and specifications for MSD capital construction projects that are part of an Invitation-to-Bid must be obtained through the City's Open Data website.
  • Bidder Requirements:
    • All bid documents for MSD capital construction projects must be submitted, as outlined in their legal notices and bid documents, by the appropriate date and time.
    • All bidders and contractors must be registered vendors with the City of Cincinnati prior to being awarded any construction contract. Please see the City’s Purchasing Division Vendor Registration Self Service and Information site. (Note: a new browser window will open.)
    • Questions on a MSD project or any part of the Contract Documents and other project documents must be sent via e-mail to by the established deadline.
  • Some MSD capital construction may utilize alternative delivery methods (design-build, progressive design-build, or construction manager at risk). These projects are solicited under a Request for Proposals (RFP) process.

Bid Opening Location

Bid Openings are presently held in the City Purchasing Division:
Two Centennial Plaza
805 Central Avenue, Suite 234
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Contact Us

Report a Sewer Backup:
(513) 352-4900 24/7 or online

Customer Call Center:
(513) 352-4900 24/7

Project Customer Service:
(513) 557-3594

Development Services:
(513) 244-1330

Media Inquiries:
(513) 557-7095


MSD Mailing Address:
1600 Gest St.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45204

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