Request for Bids or Proposals

Bid Results and Tabulations

After the closing date of a bid, City staff reviews each bid in order to make a recommendation to the City Commission.  Visit Bid Results and Tabulations for further information.


Active Requests for Bids or Proposals

Request for Proposals - Independence Day Celebration Display

The City of Paducah, KY is requesting proposals from experienced, qualified vendors to provide the annual Independence Day Celebration display. This annual event will be held on Tuesday, July 4, 2023. The City of Paducah, KY is accepting proposals of land shoot fireworks, barge shoot fireworks (on the Ohio River), Drone Light Show or Laser Light Shows. The City of Paducah is accepting responses to this Request for Proposals (RFP) from entities that are: a) Licensed/certified to operate in the Commonwealth of Kentucky; b) Have licensed pyrotechnic operator or a Licensed FAA 107 pilot or a Licensed Laser Technician in charge of the show and crew and professional staff that is trained and knowledgeable for the safe discharge of show; and c) Have a minimum of 5 years’ experience.

Entities responding to this RFP must be prepared to undertake, in the most efficient manner, all aspects of planning, preparing, and conducting a patriotic display. Respondents to this RFP will be expected to meet or exceed the minimum qualifications set forth in this RFP. The intent of this RFP is to identify those entities that are qualified and capable of completing the specified services herein on behalf of the City of Paducah. Entities are invited to submit a qualification proposal as described herein by the submission deadline set for 2:00 pm, February 14, 2023. 

RFP Independence Day Celebration Information Packet

RFP Independence Day Celebration Scoring Matrix


Request for Bids - Pickup Trucks

The City of Paducah Public Works Department will receive sealed bids for the purchase of TWO (2) PICKUP TRUCKS for use by the FACILITY DIVISION and PARKS DEPARTMENT on Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. CST. All Bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud in the Commission Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 300 South 5th Street, Paducah, Kentucky.

OBTAINING CONTRACT DOCUMENTS - Copies of specifications may be obtained at the office of the Public Works Fleet Division located at 1120 North 10th Street. 

BID EVALUATION - AWARD OF CONTRACT - After reasonable consideration of all bids received, a Notice of Award will be given to the responsible bidder who submits the responsive bid of the lowest evaluated bid price in accordance with the specifications.

PREFERENCE TO KENTUCKY BIDDERS - In accordance with KRS 45A.365, prior to a contract being awarded, a resident bidder of the Commonwealth shall be given a preference against a non-resident bidder registered in any state that gives or requires a preference to bidders from that state.  The preference shall be equal to the preference given or required by the state of the non-resident bidder. 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - The Contractor shall ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age or disability.

DRUG FREE WORKPLACE - The City of Paducah has adopted a Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Policy in compliance with 803 KAR 25.280, in which drug and alcohol use and abuse in the workplace is prohibited.  All contractors and subcontractors doing business for the City of Paducah shall adhere to this policy. 

OWNER'S RIGHTS RESERVED - The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids in accordance with the City of Paducah’s Code of Ordinances and the Specifications.  


Request for Proposals for the City of Paducah/McCracken County 911 Public Safety Land Mobile Radio (LMR) System Upgrade

The City of Paducah will receive sealed bids for the City of Paducah and McCracken County 911 Public Land Mobile Radio System on March 2, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. CST.

Request for Proposals may be obtained by contacting City Clerk Lindsay Parish by mail at 300 South 5th Street, P.O. Box 2267, Paducah, KY 42002-2267 or by phone at 270-444-8506 or below.

All questions regarding the meaning or intent of the Request for Proposals must be submitted to the City in writing by either mail or e-mail to lparish@paducahky.gov no later than February 16, 2022. Replies will be issued by addenda which will be made available on this page.

Sealed proposals must be received no later than March 2, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. CST. Sealed proposals should be sent to City Clerk, Lindsay Parish, 300 South 5th Street, P.O. Box 2267, Paducah, KY 42002-2267.