The awarding of Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) contracts are based, in part, upon requests for proposals (RFPs) and the open competitive bidding process.
Here's how to proactively prepare to respond to our solicitations:
Register with Michigan Inter-Governmental Trade Network (MITN) hosted by bidnet direct
This is where we publish our solicitations (Request for B = Bid, Q = Quote, I = Information, P = Proposal) MITN does have two options - a free version where a contractor needs to watch for bids, or a paid version which will notify you of all new solicitations that fall under the NIGP codes that you chose during registration. (NIGP code is a universal taxonomy for identifying commodities and services in procurement systems). Visit www.mitn.info to sign up.
MITN Phone Number: 800-835-4603
Obtain Clearances from the City of Detroit
DWSD requires annual City of Detroit Income Tax & Revenue Clearance Certificates.
Email: [email protected]
Apply for Certifications through the Civil Rights, Inclusion & Opportunity (CRIO) Department
This may qualify your business for equalization credits (competitive advantage) as permitted by the DWSD Procurement Policy.
Registration into the City of Detroit's Supplier Portal
Allows the award and subsequent payment processes to go quicker and the City can issue purchase orders and process invoices for payment efficiently.
DWSD Procurement is excited at the opportunity to possibly do business with you. We are here to encourage and guide you with these preparatory steps. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]. Please allow 3 business days for a response.
Attend our Contractor Workshop on Thursday, December 7!
Do you have questions about the procurement process? Have you heard about the work being done, but don’t know how to get bid-ready to win a contract? If you answered yes, then this workshop is for you!
Register now for the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) Contractor Workshop on Thursday, December 7! This in-person workshop will provide resources to vendors looking to do business with DWSD and offer one-on-one time with DWSD and our participating partners.