• 2019 Pet Licenses

    Beginning on Monday, November 26th, pet licenses and dog park permits for 2019 will be available at the City Clerk's Office

    Questions? Please contact the City Clerk 283-4209.


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  • Welcome to the City of Des Moines

    A major center for insurance, financial services and publishing, Des Moines has a lot to offer, such as affordable housing, short commute times, a diverse population, and was also recently named one of the best places to live on the Silicon Prairie.


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  • Spotlight on Des Moines

    Gray's Lake Park features the 1,400 foot-long Kruidenier Trail pedestrian bridge and a 1.9 mile trail around the lake. "...Residents can walk, bike, boat or fish -- right in the very heart of downtown," said Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie.


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  • Iowa State Capitol

    The Iowa State Capitol is among the most beautiful state capitols in the country with its 275-foot, 23-karat gold leafed dome anchoring the east end of downtown Des Moines.


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  • East Village

    Historic East Village is an eclectic neighborhood of restored historic properties, beautiful streetscapes, and urban living at the foot of the State Capitol.


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  • World Food & Music Festival

    Annual event with culinary culture from around the world.


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Bid Information 


Bidding documents are available by download from the Engineering Department's website, or by contacting the Engineering Department.


To obtain the bidding documents by download, click on the Project's Activity ID below, and then select the corresponding project documents under the "Additional Information" heading.  If the project documents under the "Additional Information" heading are not fully visible, try changing your monitor resolution or zoom setting.  It is the responsibility of the bidding contractor to ensure all bidding documents are obtained, including applicable addenda.


Or, to receive bidding documents from the Engineering Department, select one of the following:


     Email: engbids@dmgov.org

     Phone: (515) 283-4573

     Fax: (515) 283-4112



If you want your company to be listed on the project plan holder's list, also posted on this site, please send your request by using any of the contact options above.  Please be sure to provide your company bidding status (prime, sub, or supplier), current address, phone and fax numbers, email address, and contact person. Addenda will only be sent to those on the plan holder's list(s).


The Engineering Department is located on the second floor of City Hall, 400 Robert D Ray Drive, Des Moines, Iowa 50309.


     List of anticipated projects with their tentatively scheduled bid dates.
     List for current projects out for bid authorized by the City Council and/or WRA Board.
     Project information including dates, bidding documents, plan holders, bid estimate, and/or bid results.
Information regarding Des Moines Airport Authority is available at Beeline and Blue, 2507 Ingersoll Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312, phone: (515) 244-1611. 
The City of Des Moines is pleased to provide accommodations to disabled individuals or groups and encourages participation in City government. To better serve you, should special accommodations be required, please notify us at least three business days in advance or call (515) 283-4209.  Assistive Listening Devices are available for meetings in the Council Chambers.
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