Doing Business With the City

CDM Smith/Haskell, A Joint Venture Invitation for Bidders

Notice is hereby given that CDM Smith/Haskell, A Joint Venture, serving as the Design/Build contractor for a new Water Treatment Plant (WTP) for the City of Annapolis, MD will be accepting Vendor Qualification Forms (VQF) from MDOT certified MBE/WBE subcontractors. The project scopes of work include the following trades:

Phase I: Site Civil, Demolition, Erosion Control, Site Electrical, Portable Toilet Supply and Service

Phase II: Final Cleaning Service, Trailer Cleaning Service, Demolition, Sitework, Dirt hauling, Asphalt paving, Pavement Marking, Concrete Reinforcing Steel  Installation, Concrete slab place and finish, Masonry, Brick, Structural Steel  Installation, Doors and Hardware, Overhead Coiling Doors, Windows, Drywall, Acoustical Ceiling, Flooring (VCT and Ceramic),Roofing, Painting, Fire Extinguishers, Operable Partition, Plumbing, HVAC, Mechanical Piping, Fire Sprinkler System, Electrical.

Contractors must complete an on line VQF as part of submitting a bid. The information provided in the completed VQF will be utilized to review your firm’s safety record, quality of workmanship, bonding capacity, financial strength, and project history in order to prequalify to bid on the project. The VQF can be accessed at When prompted, Contractor should reference Annapolis WTP for the project name.  Any Contractor needing assistance submitting the VQF please contact Dianne Dutkiewicz at (904) 357-4887

Phase I pricing will be due 4/25/14, Phase II pricing will be due between 5/21/14 and 5/30/14 depending on the scope of work. The exact time and date will be included with the bid documents. 

City of Annapolis and CDM Smith/Haskell reserve the right to reject any or all proposals, waive minor formalities, or award to/negotiate with the firm whose proposal best serves the interest of The City of Annapolis. Any questions concerning the above stated project should contact Paul Gilsdorf at (904) 791-4517 or Colleen Atves at (978) 606-2706. Annapolis WTP

News & Updates


The 2012 Year-End MBE Report is available for statistics on the city's MBE utilization. For more information, read the report here.

Responsibilities & Contact

The Central Purchasing Division is responsible for reviewing any proposed purchase of goods, services, lease, lease / purchase, maintenance or repairs of tangible property, construction, and the sale of surplus property to ensure that the transaction(s) comply with the City Charter, as well as all applicable federal and state statutes.

Through the Small/Minority Business Enterprise office, the City of Annapolis actively seeks to identify minority businesses and offer them an opportunity to participate as providers of goods and services to the city. The intent of the program is to widen opportunities for participation, increase competition and to ensure the proper and diligent use of public funds. This policy is not intended in any manner to require that contracts be awarded to anyone other than the lowest responsible bidder, not to supersede the requirement of any federal, state or local laws and rules, regulations and policies.

Procurement Policy

Due to the substantial amount of money involved, purchasing for the City of Annapolis is guided by several established policies based on the following: 
  • To conduct all procurements in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws; City Charter, and purchasing regulations.
  • To obtain goods and services at the lowest overall cost consistent with the quality required to meet the needs of the City.
  • To maximize competition, and provide all interested and qualified vendors with the opportunity to offer their products or services to the City of Annapolis.
  • To treat all vendors fairly throughout the entire purchasing process, from the solicitation phase to contract award, contract administration and contract management.

Who Purchases

The City of Annapolis has a centralized purchasing division. The Central Purchasing Division is the authority for all purchases. Vendors shall not make sales to City employees without a purchase order approved by the Central Purchasing Division.

How to Become an Eligible Vendor

All vendors who are interested in doing business with the City of Annapolis can find more information under Vendor Registration.