Bids, RFPs and RFQs

Shared Procurement Portal
Sammamish Plateau Water has joined with a group of other municipalities that use the Shared Procurement Portal to solicit bids or quotes from suppliers, vendors, contractors and consultants. The District is now required to use this site for all small and limited public works projects and purchases, consultant selection, and services.

Companies interested in doing business with the District are invited to register on the appropriate roster(s) on the portal. There is no charge. Companies already on a shared roster can log in.

The District offers bid opportunities and requests for proposals or qualifications. 

  • Bid Opportunities: For public works and large materials, supplies and equipment procurements, the District will issue an invitation to bid - a formal sealed bid process that typically results in a public bid opening.
  • Requests for Proposals: A Request for Proposals (RFP) is a method of soliciting competitive proposals for a defined scope of work. An RFP considers and evaluates factors to measure qualification, delivery and service reputation as well as price.
  • Requests for Qualifications: A Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is a method of soliciting competitive proposals that formally considers and evaluates factors to measure firms on the basis of demonstrated competency and qualification rather than price.