Current Bid Openings

We now post bid opportunities on Public Purchase, a web based eProcurement service. As new bid solicitations are posted, this eProcurement system provides an automatic notification to registered vendors/contractors. This service is provided at no charge.

To view a solicitation, you must be registered with Public Purchase. Once you are registered, click on the appropriate listing and you will be able to view the specifications and any applicable documents. If preferred, we do provide one hard copy of plans and specifications to interested vendors/contractors, which is available upon request.

This eProcurement system will create a single location to view current bid opportunities and award information for previous bids issued through the Public Purchase website. This system will also provide you with automatic notification of bid solicitations to vendors. In addition, Public Purchase gives you access to bid opportunities with other government entities. All of this is provided at no charge to you.
 
If you have need any assistance with the registration process, please contact Public Purchase at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or use their Live Chat during business hours, which can be found in the upper left corner of the web site. Please contact the City of Rapid City (605-394-4154) with additional questions or for questions regarding a bid.
 
INSTRUCTIONS TO REGISTER

1.    Register with Public Purchase:

Use the link below to begin the registration process. It can take up to 24 hours for your account to become active. You will receive an email from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. letting you know your account is activated. Be sure and add this email address to your contacts to avoid the bid notification emails being sent to your junk folder.

https://www.publicpurchase.com/gems/register/vendor/register
 
If you are already registered with Public Purchase previously please proceed directly to step 2. 

2.    Register with City of Rapid City:

A. Once you have received your activation email from Public Purchase log into www.publicpurchase.com and accept the terms and conditions of use.

B. Then click on the link below to start your registration process with City of Rapid City. Begin by selecting the NAICS Commodity Codes that relate to your business so you can receive email notifications of future bid opportunities. 
 
http://www.publicpurchase.com/gems/rapidcity,sd/buyer/public/home
 
C. If, for any reason, the link above fails, you can follow the following procedure to complete the registration process: Use the Public Purchase link in Step 1 and log in. Then click “Select Region,” and “Select Agency.” After selecting City of Rapid City  click on the “Register with City of Rapid City ” on the right hand side of the City of Rapid City 's logo
 
It is important that this second part of the registration is complete or you will not receive notifications of upcoming quote opportunities from the City of Rapid City. It is your responsibility to keep the information up to date, particularly the contacts and email addresses.   
 

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