New Metroparks Purchasing Policy – January 1, 2021
The Huron-Clinton Metroparks Board of Commissioners adopted changes to our purchasing policy to now include a local preference as well as bid/quote comparison discounts for vendors and contractors who have implemented a diversity, equity and inclusion plan and/or who pay all employees a living wage of $15 or more per hour. The local preference applies to vendors located within the five county Metroparks service region that includes Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. You do not have to be a local vendor to qualify for the other bid/quote comparison discounts.
Below is a link to download our Vendor Verification Form that we are requesting all vendors and contractors complete for our files. You will only have to complete this form once. These forms will be kept on file with the Metroparks. Providing this information to us is completely OPTIONAL, and you will still be able to provide bids/quotes to the Metroparks even if you choose not to provide this information.
If you choose not to provide this information, we do still ask that you please check the box and sign the bottom of the verification form acknowledging that you have seen the form and chosen not to provide the additional information.
When you complete the form, you can return the form and any additional attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mailing it to Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority, ATTN: Purchasing Department, 13000 High Ridge Drive, Brighton, MI,48114.
Completing the information and supplying the supporting documentation will result in bid comparison discounts being applied to your bids/quotes as outlined in the Vendor Verification Form. These bid comparison discounts do not change the amount the Metroparks would pay you, but rather make your submitted bids/quotes more competitive.
Construction projects are administered by Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority (HCMA) Engineering Department, which frequently engages the services of construction contractors. To view current bid opportunities click here.
Complete sets of Bidding Documents shall be used in preparing bids. Neither the Owner nor its Consultants assume any responsibility for errors, omissions or misinterpretations resulting from the use of incomplete sets of Bidding Documents.
Bid Forms, Drawings and Specifications may be viewed and ordered from the following websites:
- MITN Purchasing Group
- Construction Association of Michigan
- McGraw Hill Dodge
- Builders Exchange of Michigan
- Builders Exchange of Lansing
- Construction Journal
- Construction Data Company
For more information, please contact the Engineering Department at (810) 227-2757.
Quotes, Proposals and Bids for Non-Construction Goods and Services
Requests for bids, quotes, and proposals for non-construction goods and services are administered by the Purchasing Department.
Solicitations (Invitations to Bid, Requests for Proposals, etc.) issued by the Purchasing Department are available at the Michigan Intergovernmental Trade Network (MITN) website at www.mitn.info.
To view current HCMA bid opportunities click here.