General Information for Bidders
Public notices are placed in the Mesa Tribune on Saturdays.
Normal categories for bidding include, but are not limited to:
Currently we do not mail out notifications for bid to individual
companies; however, we do advertise in the East Valley Tribune
and post those projects for bid to our website every two weeks. For a complete list of projects that are
currently out for bid, visit our Construction Bid Opportunities and Results
website. Generally, projects are administered
using Maricopa Association of Governments Uniform Standard (MAG)
Specifications and Details, as revised by the City of Mesa.
Copies of the MAG Specifications and Details are available at
the Maricopa Association of Governments Office, 302 North 1st
Avenue, Suite 300, Phoenix, Arizona. The
Mesa Standard Details and Specifications
are available at the Building Safety
Permits Counter, located at 55 North Center Street in Mesa.
- Date, time and place for bid opening is specified in the
- A Bid Bond in the amount of 10% of the total bid plus
additional information within the specification packet must
be submitted with the bid.
- If awarded, contracts are submitted to the Council for
award. (The City reserves the right to reject any or
- A Pre-bid conference is held on some projects and will
be listed in the bid advertisement.
- A Pre-Construction meeting will be scheduled with the
contractors following award of the contract. Major
subcontractors should also attend.
- Prior to the insurance of the Notice to Proceed, the
contractor must provide:
- 100% Performance Bond
- 100% Payment Bond
- Certificate of Insurance
- Signed Contract
Requests for Proposals (RFP's) on materials, supplies or
services are normally sent out from
their own list of vendors and suppliers.
The City of Mesa has contracted with Thomas Reprographics to
produce plans and specifications for projects out for bid.
For a listing of current projects out for bid, please see our
Opportunities and Results. Plans and specifications are available to
be purchased via the website for
Reprographics. Any questions, please contact
at 1-469-341-1687. To find the location nearest you, logon to
and click on Phoenix.
Contractors steps for setting up your account with Thomas