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

Foster Ave Extension Project

The City of Arcata is soliciting bids for the construction of the Foster Avenue Extension Project 2014. Project runs  from the Alliance Road/Foster Avenue intersection to the Jay Street/Sunset Avenue intersection (site of a future roundabout) approximately 2,000 feet to the northwest. This will be one of Arcata's truck routes and will provide more direct connectivity between Highway 101 and Arcata's northwestern neighborhoods. The project includes a bicycle/pedestrian path parallel to the road's entire length. GHD won the contract to draft engineering plans at the March 6, 2013 City Council meeting.

Full Plans (36 MB) and Specifications 

Quality Assurance Program (QAP) Document, for Federal Projects

Addendum no. 1 (January 15, 2015)

Bids are being reviewed.

The Council is expected to award the project at its Wednesday, February 18, 2015 meeting.

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

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