The City of Arcata is a General Law city, following the laws of the State of California for all bids and requests for proposals.

All pending bids and requests for proposals are noticed in the local paper and on this site.  If you are interested on bidding on any current bid for goods or services, please contact the Purchasing Office at (707) 825-2101 for details.

**Bidders or proposal submitters who contact the City of Arcata Purchasing Office regarding the current requests for proposals will receive the addenda and updates from the City of Arcata.**

Current Projects Out to Bid/Requests for Proposals:


The project descriptions and contract documents below are provided for informational purposes only. Any contractor submitting a bid for any project listed below MUST contact the City of Arcata Contracts and Procurement Specialist at (707) 825-2101, or email hmiller@cityofarcata.org to obtain a current, authorized bid packet. 

While every effort will be made to keep the information on this page current, the City of Arcata cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions in bid proposals resulting from information obtained from this page. 


City Project Title Project Description Project Status

Upper Panorama Tank Replacement Project






The City of Arcata is soliciting bids for the construction of a 225,000-gallon welded steel water tank, in Arcata, CA. The project includes excavation and grading of tank site, installation of tank foundation, installation of the new tank with accessories installation of new yard piping and ties to existing piping, installation of new security fencing and access facilities at the tank site, installation of coating system for the new tank, disinfection of the new tank, demolition, removal and/or salvage of existing wooden water storage tank, yard piping, electrical and appurtenances, and revegetation and restoration of the areas associated with project construction.


Full project plans & specifications

Bids will be accepted until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

A MANDATORY pre-bid meeting is scheduled for Friday, March 20, 2015, at 2 p.m. This meeting will be held at Arcata City Hall in the City Council Chamber and will be followed by a project site walk-through.

For more information please contact Harold Miller, Contract & Procurements Specialist at (707)825-2101.

Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements

Wastewater Treatment Plant digester

The City of Arcata requests proposals presenting qualifications and approaches for its Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements Project. The purpose of the project is to develop engineered designs, technical specifications and permits to support projects that will improve the treatment plant's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System compliance. Phase I of this project requires construction initiation in late 2015.

Notice to Proposers

Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements Project Request for Proposals

Proposals are being evaluated.

The proposal filing period has closed.

For more information about proposals for this project, contact the City of Arcata Contracts and Procurement Specialist at (707) 825-2101, or email HMiller@CityofArcata.org.

Current Construction Projects

Completed City Projects