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Bidders List Program

Thank you for your interest in being added to the City of Kalamazoo's bidders list. The information you will provide will aid you and the City in placing you on the appropriate list for the goods and services you might sell to the City. Bidders lists are used by the Purchasing Division to solicit competitive prices and terms for the procurement of the City's goods and services.

To be added to the City's bidders list, you must: 

1) Download and complete the Bidders List Registration using the commodity class list to indicate the code numbers of the supplies and/or services you can provide.
2) If you are a minority or women owned business, please download the Minority and Women Business Enterprises Certification Application and return signed and notarized sheet to the Purchasing Division.  
The City's bidders list is organized by commodity class. Careful attention to the commodity list will ensure that you are added to the correct list. 
Maintaining the bidders list is a continuous process. If bidders do not respond to bid solicitations, the City will delete the bidder from that class. Due to requests and other departmental workload, it may take up to two weeks to include a bidder on the appropriate list.
Again, thank you for your interest in providing goods and/or services to the City of Kalamazoo. If you have any questions regarding the procurement process, please feel free to call us at (269) 337-8020.

Local Auctions

Once a year the City of Kalamazoo joins with other governmental units to auction surplus property. This includes all sorts of furniture, equipment, vehicles, computers and other items no longer needed for government use. It also includes property of all types that has been abandoned by the owners or seized by the government. These auctions are very popular, so arrive early! All items are sold "as is, where is" without warranty of any kind.

Here is information about the next auction:

Date and Time:
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Doors open at 8:00 am, auction starts at 9:00 am, vehicles sell at Noon

Kalamazoo County Expo Center & Fairgrounds
2900 Lake Street
Kalamazoo MI 49048
Click here for map

Meidema Auctioneering, Inc
A complete listing for the auction will be available on the auctioneer's web site approximately two weeks prior to the auction.

Internet Auctions

The city also sometimes offers surplus property for sale at the Internet auction site PublicSurplus.com (click to access)