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Current Bid Opportunities

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Unless otherwise specified in the City's Notice to Bidders, the City of Ames Purchasing Division is the only authorized source of bidding documents shown below. Bidders are advised to complete the vendor registration process or contact the City of Ames to ensure receipt of all additional information related to the bid/proposal.

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*Fire Suppression Systems Inspections*

  • Department:Purchasing
  • Category:Purchasing
  • RFP Number:2019-051
  • Start Date:04/25/2019
  • Close Date:05/20/2019 2:00 PM
  • Buyer's NameLuana Stoneking


 Bid Number

*Fire Suppression Systems Inspections* 


The City of Ames is seeking proposals from qualified firms to provide fire protection systems inspections at the Power Plant and the Combustion Turbine site. This would be a one-year contract beginning July 1, 2019. The City reserves the right to extend the contract if mutually agreed by both parties for up to an additional four (4) twelve (12) month periods for a total contract length of not more than five (5) years. 

Contact Luana Stoneking at for the Request for Proposal documents.

 Due Date/Time

Questions and requests for exceptions and clarifications will be accepted only until 5:00 p.m. local time on May 6, 2019. Said questions and requests should be submitted in writing to the COA Purchasing Division via e-mail to

Proposals will be accepted by the City of Ames until 2:00 PM local time on May 20, 2019. Offerors are to submit their proposals in a sealed package on offeror’s letterhead except that the price proposal shall be submitted on the Proposal Form included with the RFP documents. Four (4) paper copies, at least one (1) with an original signature of authorized representative of offeror, shall be submitted to the office of the Purchasing Division contact person noted in the RFP documents. Fax and electronic (e-mail) proposals will not be accepted.

 Buyer Contact Luana Stoneking, 

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