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Understanding Contracting Opportunities

Contracting Opportunities

The City of Philadelphia offers businesses a network of resources and the opportunity to bid and respond to upcoming contracts.  These opportunities offer a great way for businesses to continue to grow.

Learn how to become a City contractor and find City business opportunities through the Procurement Department.

A business can learn of upcoming bid opportunities and better plan by applying for the Bidder’s list to receive periodic notices.

Before submitting a bid, a business must pre-qualify and will be required to complete a questionnaire and financial statement.

City of Philadelphia Contract

This site will take you to three resources:

  • Bids Online Bids are listed and updated on a daily basis.  Here’s a shortcut to find those opportunities.
  • eContract Philly eContract Philly serves as a gateway for businesses who are interested in applying for contracting opportunities.
  • Additional RFPs Here you will find more information on opportunities with agencies and projects associated with the City of Philadelphia and some opportunities with the City of Philadelphia’s social service and housing departments.

Contracting Opportunities with Nonprofit and Partner Agencies

Continue growing your business by establishing a network of opportunities.

Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC)

PIDC is Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation with a mission to spur investment, support business growth, and foster developments that create jobs, revitalize neighborhoods, and drive growth to every corner of Philadelphia. A non-profit organization, PIDC was founded in 1958 by the City of Philadelphia and the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.

The Redevelopment Authority (PRA)

The PRA focuses on planning and developing balanced mixed-use communities to create thriving, well-served neighborhoods. As the public government agency charged with the redevelopment of the City of Philadelphia, the Redevelopment Authority provides the foundations that enable private investors to revitalize neighborhoods.

Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation (PHDC)

Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation is creating viable communities that we will continue to provide effective housing programs that benefit the low- and moderate-income residents of Philadelphia. In part, many businesses can partake in the opportunities available in creating these viable communities. Contractor Requirements

Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA)The PPHA develops, acquire, lease and operate affordable housing for city residents with limited incomes. In doing so, PHA does business with many local companies including small, minority and women owned businesses.

Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA)

The Philadelphia Parking Authority purchases goods and services from a variety of vendors. In accordance with Pennsylvania law, purchases exceeding $25,000 in value are made through publicly-advertised competitive bid. PPA is always looking to form lasting relationships with qualified businesses in the area owned by minorities, women and persons with disabilities.