Available Bids

The City of Jackson has partnered with BidNet as part of the Michigan Inter-governmental Trade Network (MITN) as a tool to communicate to vendors what the City is searching for in regard to a specific bid or proposal opportunities to this site.  As a vendor, you can register with the Michigan Inter-governmental Trade Network  (MITN) and be sure that you see all available bids and opportunities. By selecting automatic bid notification, your company will receive emails once City of Jackson has a bid opportunity that matches your company's business. In addition, the site handles bid opportunities, RFPs, and RFQs for other member governmental agencies throughout Michigan.  These documents are also posted on the City of Jackson’s website.

City of Jackson looks forward to providing you with more bid information and simplifying the entire bid, proposal, and quote processes for everyone involved.  We appreciate your cooperation and welcome your participation.  If you need help registering, please call the Michigan Inter-governmental Trade Network  support department toll free 1-800-835-4603.

Link for Open/Closed Bids for City of Jackson:  Michigan Inter-governmental Trade Network

Link for vendor registration screen for City of Jackson:  Michigan Inter-governmental Trade Network

Contact Us

  1. Shelly Allard
    Shelly Allard
    Purchasing Coordinator

    City Hall
    161 W. Michigan Ave.
    10th Floor
    Jackson, MI 49201

    Ph: 517-788-4020
    Fx: 866-971-2119

    Shelly Allard graduated from Jackson Community College with an Associate’s Degree in April 1986. Shelly began working at the City of Jackson in the Purchasing Department as a Purchasing Technician in 1986 and became Purchasing Coordinator after.

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The primary goals of the CPMS are:

1) to modernize the existing parking system infrastructure and practices to provide an easy user-friendly experience for all parking system users and administrators and

2) to fund the parking system without assessments to CCD property owners.

The CPMS will have a contractor-hosted, web-based single interface system for all parking information including a parking asset database, permits, enforcement, and access and revenue controls. The interface will provide the information through either a dashboard system or an integrated data system in a manner that allows for a unified graphical user interface for the information available from the various sources of parking data including meters, License Plate Inventory and License Plate Recognition devices and enforcement devices. The selected vendor will be responsible for providing the full complement of system oversight services, including initial software installation, go-live, ongoing maintenance and updates, training and technical support during system implementation and operation.

In-field kiosks for parking payment and vehicle registration are to be installed throughout the CCD so that all spaces are within 300 feet of a well demarcated kiosk. In-field kiosks are to be hard-wired for power and will use a wireless technology to transfer data to the City’s server in City Hall. Wayfinding, instructional and parking zone demarcation signing is to be installed throughout the CCD so that easy use of the parking system is made clear to all users.

In addition, the CPMS shall:

a) Provide for a parking experience of any parking space within the system without an in-person exchange with parking administration staff.

b) Provide on-the-street, on-app and on-line payment options (by cash or credit card) for parking system users.

c) Provide on-the-street, on-app and on-line vehicle registration options so that the need for plastic parking permit tags is eliminated. Rather, implement a system that uses each vehicle’s state-issued license plate to identify vehicles for which proper payment has been made for the use of the parking space it occupies.

d) Provide an app-based feature to notify customers of an impending parking session expiration and the ability to “add time” to an existing parking session. 

e) Provide an electronic validation system whereby the City and its designees (CCD businesses) can discount a customer’s parking fee by recoding their parking permit manually and/or issuing a code that can be entered on-the-street, on-app or on-line. Validation options shall be for a specific dollar amount or a specific duration of time. The electronic validation system shall be capable of issuing electronic pre-encoded parking passes.

f) Provide on-app and on-line payment options for parking violation citations.

g) Provide an on-app and on-line map showing parking options and guidance and real time space availability.

h) Implement a vehicle mounted License Plat Recognition Device (LPRD) to reduce visual inspections and manual data entry and to provide for consistent, balanced and efficient enforcement amongst the various lots and zones.

i) Provide handheld enforcement devices that are synchronized with the permit inventory data base and capable of issuing a paper violation citation with minimal in-field data entry.

j) Utilize a wireless technology so that violation citations are recorded in the system in real time and can be paid immediately after the citation is issued.

The CPMS is to go-live on September 6, 2021.

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Sealed bids for Chemicals for the Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants will be received by the City Purchasing Agent until 9:00 AM, Tuesday, May 11, 2021.  Bidders may obtain packets containing Instructions to Bidders, Proposal Forms, Detailed Specifications and Contract Forms may be downloaded from the city's website at  http://www.cityofjackson.org/rfq.  Questions can be directed to sallard@cityofjackson.org.

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Sealed proposals for JACKSON POLICE DEPARTMENT STAIR AND RAMP REPLACEMENT  will be received by the City of Jackson Purchasing Agent, 161 W. Michigan Avenue, 10th Floor, Jackson, Michigan, TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2021 until 9:00:00 AM.

The work includes the following partial listing of items with approximate quantities:


Bidders may obtain packets containing Instructions to Bidders, Proposal Forms, Specifications and Contract Forms from the city’s website at http://www.cityofjackson.org/rfq.  

No prebid will be held.  Contractor's can direct their questions to Shelly Allard at sallard@cityofjackson.org.  Contractor's are encouraged to visit the site prior to bidding.

Bids are to be submitted via email to sallard@cityofjackson.org..

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1027 Maple Street


Please contact Rich Cook, ERA Realty, 517-474-7424.