Category Definitions

Overview

The City of Flagstaff is responsible for the operation of municipal services:

  • Libraries
  • Maintenance of City-owned streets and facilities
  • Parks and recreation centers
  • Public works construction
  • Public safety (fire, police)
  • Water and sewer service

Bid Notifications

Follow these steps to sign up for bid notifications by email:

  • Find the subcategory or subcategories that best match your business profile
  • Go to the Bid Opportunities page
  • Select New Bid Notifications
  • Enter your email address
  • Select subcategories that pertain to your business
  • The City will automatically notify you of bid notifications as they are posted to Bid Opportunities.

Bid & Contract Opportunities

Bid and Contract Opportunities by category and subcategory are defined here.

Alternative Project Delivery Methods

Construction Manager at Risk

Examples may include a project delivery method in which there is a separate contract for design services and another for construction services. The contract for construction services may be entered into at the same time as the contract for design services or at a later time. Design and construction of the project may be sequential or concurrent. Finance services, maintenance services, operations services, pre-construction services, and other related services may be included.

Design Build

Examples may include a project delivery method in which there is a single contract for design services and construction services. Design and construction of the project may be sequential or concurrent. Finance services, maintenance services, operations services, pre-construction services, and other related services may be included.

Commodities

Furniture / Interior Fixtures

Examples may include:

  • Flooring
  • Library furniture
  • Office furniture
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Shelving / storage
  • Wall and window covering

Supplies

Examples may include:

  • Building maintenance / repair
  • Computer
  • Electrical
  • Fuel
  • Hardware
  • Hose
  • Irrigation
  • Janitorial
  • Laboratory
  • Library
  • Lighting
  • Medical
  • Office
  • Paper
  • Plumbing
  • Police
  • Safety

Machinery / Equipment Items - Components Repair Parts

Examples may include:

  • Generators
  • Industrial
  • Laboratory
  • Mowers
  • Playground
  • Pumps
  • Shop machinery and tools
  • Street light fixtures
  • Repair parts for machinery, equipment, and vehicles

Vehicles

Examples may include:

  • Automobiles
  • Earthmoving / grading
  • Firefighting apparatuses
  • Light / medium / heavy duty trucks
  • Police
  • Refuse packers
  • Repair vehicles

Miscellaneous

This is a catch-all for everything that did not fit in the other commodities categories.

Contractual Services

Equipment & Vehicle Maintenance

Examples may include: 

  • A/V
  • Communication
  • Elevators
  • HVAC
  • Laboratory
  • Office / photocopier
  • Plant operating equipment
  • Specialized vehicles

Facility & Grounds Maintenance

Examples may include:

  • Custodial
  • Guard
  • Hazardous waste removal / disposal
  • Landscape maintenance
  • Pest control

Miscellaneous

This is a catch-all for everything that did not fit in the other commodities categories.

Public Works Construction

Buildings 

Includes the process of building, altering, repairing, improving, or demolishing any public structure or building or other public improvements of any kind to any public real property.

Infrastructure

Includes "horizontal construction" meaning: 

  • Bridges
  • Canals
  • Earthen dams
  • Floodways
  • Highways
  • Landfills
  • Roads
  • Streets

Also construction and/or renovation of:

  • Airport improvements
  • Playing fields
  • Public parks
  • Trails
  • Underground utilities
  • Waterworks

Specialty

Trade contractors such as:

  • Electrical
  • Fencing
  • HVAC
  • Landscape
  • Plumbing
  • Roofing
  • Etc.

Miscellaneous

This is a catch-all for everything that did not fit in the other commodities categories.

Real Estate

Leases

Examples may include short or long term leases of grounds, facilities, and operating agreements.

Sales

Examples may include unimproved land or land with improvements (buildings) owned by the City that are available to the public for purchase.

Miscellaneous

This is a catch-all for everything that did not fit in the other commodities categories.

Sale of Surplus Property

Listing of public auctions or announcements for the sale of City surplus property. Items that may be included in public auction are: police inventory, vehicles, heavy equipment, bikes, and other miscellaneous City property.

Services

Architectural / Engineering Consultants

Examples may include:

  • Design
    • Architectural
    • Interior
    • Landscape
    • Lighting
  • Engineering
    • Civil
    • Electrical
    • Mchanical 
    • Structural
    • Traffic
  • Related specialties 
    • Corrosion 
    • Environmental 
    • Geotechnical
    • Land or urban planning

Computer / Data System-Related

Examples may include:

  • Computer programming
  • EDP maintenance
  • System analysis
  • Telecommunications
  • Wire / cable installation
  • Etc.

Consultants Other than Architectural / Engineering

Examples may include:

  • Accounting
  • Financial
  • Insurance
  • Legal
  • Management
  • Medical
  • Organizational training
  • Psychological
  • Public art
  • Real estate
  • Etc.