Lucas County Bid Opportunities
Welcome to the bid and contract opportunities page for Lucas County. If you are a consultant, service provider, contractor, or supplier, this is a convenient place to learn about current bidding and contract opportunities. At this time we have two locations at which bids can be viewed and accessed: Oracle and Bid Express.
Lucas County has two different types of supplier registration portals; Prospective and Spend Authorized. Prospective Suppliers have the ability to view and participate in bidding opportunities. The Lucas County Auditor only registers Spend Authorized Suppliers who are ready for ordering and invoicing.
Suppliers interested in viewing or participating in bidding opportunities must be registered as a Prospective or Spend Authorized Supplier. Suppliers that are receiving purchase orders from Lucas County do not need to register. To view or participate in bidding opportunities both suppliers will need a user ID and password. If a supplier is already doing business with Lucas County (Spend Authorized Suppliers) and has a user ID and password and still can not view the bidding detail, please send an email to the Auditors Office.
To view or participate in bidding opportunities both Prospective and Spend Authorized Suppliers will need a user ID and password. If a supplier is unable to view the bid detail information, however has participated in prior bidding opportunities or is currently doing business with Lucas County, please have the administrative contact at the organization, log into the Supplier Self Service Portal and add new contact information. If the contact has forgotten the password, please select "Need help signing in? Click here" Then select the "Forgot Password" link to reset the password. The user ID is the contact's email address.
Suppliers that do not have an account with Lucas County and are interested in viewing and participating in bidding opportunities may register here: Lucas County Prospective Oracle Supplier Portal
For questions regarding Prospective Suppliers please send an email to the Purchasing Department.
To access the Lucas County Oracle Supplier Portal, please visit:
If you are already registered as a Supplier please access the Supplier Self Service Portal:
To view current Oracle bid opportunities please visit:
The following County Agencies/Departments will use Bid Express for their projects:
To access Lucas County/Township bid opportunities through the electronic bidding service, you must first register at Bid Express by clicking on the “Register for Free” button and following the instructions. In order to bid, you must create and enable a digital ID within the service. This process requires the submission of notarized paperwork and may take up to five business days to complete. There are no fees to register, create and enable a digital ID, or to download bid documents. There is a small expense on a monthly or per bid basis to submit a bid. The electronic bidding service offers customer support that may be reached at 888.352.2439 or via email.
Current PlanetBids bid opportunities are available through the PB System™. PB System™ is a web-based, bid and vendor management system that makes doing business with Lucas County easier and more efficient for vendors. PB System™ provides vendors with a user friendly, accessible means to view bid opportunities and enhanced electronic communication with the County.
PB System™ allows vendors to:
- Receive up-to-date email bid notifications based on services or products?
- Create and maintain a vendor profile that is accessed by County purchasing agents for quotations
- Submit electronic bids for projects via a secure connection
- Search all County bid opportunities, addenda, bid results and awards
- Participate in on-line question and answer sessions
Vendors interested in doing business with Lucas County must register with the PB System™. To access the Lucas County PB System™, please visit:
In order to access the PB System™, you must install Adobe Flash Player version 10.1 or higher.
User Interface on Desktop Devices
Require minimum native screen resolution of 1280x1024 and one of the supported browsers below:
- Apple Safari 11.* and 10.*
- Google Chrome 60+
- Microsoft Edge 40+
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.*
- Mozilla Firefox 52+
Simplified User Interface on Tablet Devices
Require minimum native screen resolution of 1024x768 and one of the supported devices below:
- Apple Devices: Safari on all iPad models
- Android Devices: Google Chrome (Current Release)
Please contact the Lucas County Support Services Department with any questions at:
Phone: (419) 213-4519