Contracting with the City of Detroit, Step by Step


01Register in the Oracle Supplier Portal

 Log in and provide: 

  1. Taxpayer ID 
  2. Email Address 
  3. Business classification 
  4. Administrative contact
  5. Commodities (Goods and/or Services) Offered 

Need help registering? Attend weekly technical assistance sessions on Mondays at 10:30AM and Thursdays at 1:00PM

02Research/Review Bid Opportunities

Research open solicitations 

Check Supplier Portal for bid invitations

Sign up for GovDelivery for procurement updates and bid opportunity notices 

03Start Business Certification Process with CRIO*

Get certified by the Civil Rights, Inclusion, and Opportunity Department as a Detroit Based Business to be eligible for local preferences,  when applicable

  • Apply here to certify your business with CRIO Department 
  • Make sure to apply early; a valid certificate must be uploaded with your bid to be applicable
04Prepare and Submit a Bid

Upload to the Supplier Portal:

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05Bids Evaluated and Winning Bid Selected

Evaluation team includes field-specific and procurement staff

Winning bidder(s) selected to receive contract(s)

06Draft and Sign Contract

Contract finalized and signed

07Contract Approved

Contracts $25K and over require City Council approval

08Purchase Order Created by City

Supplier notified of a purchase order created in Oracle

There MUST be a signed contract or purchase order from the Office of Contracting and Procurement before beginning any work with a City of Detroit department or agency

09Begin Work

Provide goods and services described in the contract

City monitors performance and compliance

10Submit Invoices in Supplier Portal
Upload invoice against correct purchase order in the Supplier Portal
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