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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 $25,000 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 $25,000 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, you should provide the following information:
  • Company name and address
  • Main contact
  • Phone and fax number
  • Description of products and services provided
Once this information is received, your company will be placed in our database and can be considered for future purchases of products/services.

Procurement by Bid

Engineering contracts are processed by Purchasing as follows: advertise for solicitation of bids, sell and distribute plans and specifications, mail out bid packages and addenda, open bids in public and read out loud, tabulate and summarize bids, forwards bids to the engineer in charge and 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.

Business Opportunity Program

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.

Contact Us

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 or fax at:

Phone: 216-881-6600
Fax: 216-881-2330