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    The City of Grand Rapids Engineering Department (GRED) provides many opportunities for contracting, consulting and purchasing. Below are the necessary steps for your company to be a part of these opportunities.   
    Get Prequalified to Bid.
    Register your business on our list of prequalified bidders. You can apply by completing our Contractor application.  This process can take up to 25 minutes. You will be required to submit the following with your application.
    • Drug Free Workplace Policy
    • Financial Statements
    • 3 Letters of Reference
    • Copies of Licenses

    If you are looking to register on our consultant list as well you can register through our Consultant application.

    Register w​ith our financial system.
    The City of Grand Rapids uses Advantage 360 to process payments. Vendors need to register with this system. When completing this process please include commodity 44747 to your list.
    Setup your Bid Express Account
    Grand Rapids Engineering processes our bid process through Bid Express. Here you will find our bid opportunities.  You will need to set up your account 1 week prior to submitting your first bid as registry does require notarized documentation for security purposes.   
    Invoice Submission setup
    Firms are now asked to submit invoices through the Invoicing processing site. To sign up for this service you will need to request activation by emailing You will receive instructions on how to complete the setup and submittal form. Please note, Invoice Processing requires an active Microsoft Account. Create yours at
    Are you a Micro-Local Business?
    Companies who meet the City’s Micro-local Business Enterprises requirements can apply for certification at Search for ‘Micro-LBE’ and complete the Micro-local Business Enterprises application. Certification guidelines are found at the same location.
     Prequalified Contractor Lists
    These lists include contractors and subcontractors who are prequalified to work on projects bid by GRED. Please note that these lists do not include the dollar limits for which each contractor or subcontractor has been approved. ​
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    Drug-free Workplace Policy






    If you have any questions, please let us know by calling ‘311’ or (616) 456-3000 or email us at


    *Invoice Processing requires an active Microsoft Account. Create yours at​​​​12.05.17 Cat List.pdf​