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

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

City of Arcata Supporting Documentation

Requesting proposals.

Proposals must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, December 12, 2014.

A non-mandatory pre-proposal meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at 9 a.m. at the City of Arcata Wastewater Treatment Plant, 600 South G Street, Arcata.


City Project Title Project Description Project Status
7th & G Street Parking Lot
Low Impact Development
7th and G Street Parking Lot

Low impact development retrofit of this downtown public parking lot to manage rainfall and minimize standing water. Site regrading, permeable pavement, bioswales and native vegetation rain gardens will infiltrate, filter, store, evaporate and detain parking lot runoff.

The Arcata City Council awarded this contract  for professional services to GHD, Inc. at its April 16, 2014 regular meeting.

In planning phase.

For more information contact the Public Works Department at (707) 825-2128. 

Current Construction Projects

Completed City Projects