Learn about and Respond to Bids and Opportunities

Learn about the Bid and RFP process and where to find opportunities for your business.

Learn about the Bid and RFP Process

What does the City do to teach businesses about the process?

The City runs a pre-certification workshop to help MWDBE business owners familiarize themselves with the bid process. 

How to register for the Workshops

Free MWDBE Pre-certification workshops are offered on the last Tuesday of every month at 1:00 PM, via Microsoft Teams. For more information or to register, please call (816) 513-1836.

Find and Respond to Bid Opportunities

What you can do

Explore bid opportunities available to your business and the specific requirements for each bid opportunity using the City’s databases.

How to Explore Bid Opportunities

Many City of Kansas City Bids and RFPs are available to view using mobile apps. 

  • iOS users – go to App Search and type in “KCMO Online Contract Ad Search” to find the relevant app for your device.
  • Android users – go to Play Store, click Apps, type in “KCMO Online Contract Ad Search: to find the relevant app for your device.

Invitations for Bid (IFBs) and Request for Proposals (RFPs) are issued through the Online Contract Advertising System (select from the drop-down box to find different types of bidding opportunities).

For Access Construction Projects:

  • The Kansas City Plan Room gives you direct access to plans and specifications for City projects that are available for bidding. Create an account at KCMO Plan Room for information about City Departments, Economic Development Council, KC Streetcar and Kansas City Zoo construction projects.

Other Ways to Find New Opportunities

New bidding opportunities are also posted on Twitter @KCMOProcurement.