Thursday, 25 April, 2019


RIGHT OF WAY PERMITS:The new permit portal for City right of way permits is complete and all permit applications for 2019 will be required to be submitted via the web.  The purpose of going to on-line permit applications is to help make the permit process more efficient for both the City and the applicant.  The process is fully automated and applicants will be able to check on the status of the permit via the portal, as well as submit necessary documents and inspection requests.  For more information, click on the Right-of-way Rules and Maintenance link under the Engineering & Public Works tab.

ONLINE BIDDING: For the 2019 construction projects, the City Engineering Department has transitioned to using an online bidding company for posting, receiving and opening public bids. The City will no longer be accepting paper copies of bid submittals for CIP projects.  With the new software, we can eliminate errors in bidding documents and make it easier to accept bids from firms outside of Grand Rapids.  For more information on current projects, click on the “on-line bidding” link on the right side of the engineering home page.