The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District Purchasing Department is responsible for the management of the acquisition of all materials and services required to sustain the operations of the District in a timely, cost-effective manner.
Materials and services costing less than $50,000 are processed by requisitions. After approval, the Purchasing Department requests vendor quotations and issues the purchase order to the lowest and best quoter, or best delivery if a rush order.
Materials and services costing more than $50,000 are processed only after the Board of Trustees' authorization. The Purchasing Department formally advertises for bids for materials or the user department issues a request for proposal for services. The bids are opened publicly, read out loud and summarized. The user department evaluates the bids or proposals, determines the lowest, best bid/proposal and submits a recommendation to the Board of Trustees for approval to award a contract. The Purchasing Department processes the award and issues a contract and purchase order when required.
If your company is interested in doing business with the District, register on the i-Supplier portal:
Once you complete the registration the information of your company will be in our database and can be considered for future purchases of products/services.
Procurement by Bid
Engineering contracts are processed by Purchasing as follows: Bids are advertised for solicitation on the website: On this website the bidders use the download hyperlink to get the plans, specifications and bid packages. Bids are received, opened and read out loud on the schedule day and time in the public meeting room. Bids are tabulated and summarized, then are forwarded to the user department in charge and then the Legal Department.
The Engineering Department determines which bidder meets our requirements and requests approval to award a contract. Purchasing processes the contract after approval by the Board of Trustees.
The District's Purchasing Department is located at 3900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland Ohio, 44115. Our offices are open from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. They can be reached by phone at:
Beginning in June 2011, bids/proposals will be advertised for the Business Opportunity Program, formerly known as the Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program. For more information, visit the Business Opportunity Program homepage, or contact our Office of Contract Compliance at (216) 881-6600.