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Vendor Opportunities

The Indianapolis Public Library encourages your inquiries and participation in a mutually beneficial business relationship. We are committed to supporting and encouraging economic growth and business opportunities in Marion County by strengthening our relationships with small and local business enterprises.

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IndyPL maintains a bidders list of contractors and consultants, organized according to the nature of business they provide and based on certifications. To be placed on our bidders list and do business with the Library, please complete the online application below.

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Diversity Commitment

IndyPL is committed to providing equal opportunities for minority, women, veteran, and disability owned business enterprises in the procurement of goods and supplies, professional services, and in the construction and renovation of facilities.

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Vendor Opportunities

Current Bids

Below are projects that are open for bids.

Learning Curve at Central Library Renovation Project

Request for Qualification-Planning, Programming, and Design Services for the Learning Curve at Central Library Renovation Project

Addendum 1- Posted 4/13/2022

Addendum 2- Posted 4/14/2022

Notice is hereby given that The Indianapolis Public Library (“IndyPL”) is issuing a Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”) to solicit Statements of Qualifications (“SOQ”) from qualified Vendors for planning, programming, and design services (“Services”) for the Learning Curve at Central Library Renovation Project (“Project”). The Services include library, technology, education, exhibit, fixtures, furniture, and equipment planning, selection, bidding, and construction observation.

IndyPL intends to review the SOQs submitted by Vendors with the intent of entering into an Agreement (“Agreement”) with a Vendor for the Project described in the RFQ. The Services required and the scope of the Project are described in the RFQ.

IndyPL is seeking a Vendor whose assembled team has a combination of experience, personnel, and processes which will provide timely, cost-effective, and exemplary professional Services to IndyPL for the Project. It is the intent of IndyPL to work with the selected Vendor for the Project to reach an agreed upon fixed-sum fee for the Project. Adjustments to the stipulated sum shall be computed in accordance with the agreed upon rate schedule if changes in the Services are authorized.

IndyPL is fully committed to supporting and encouraging economic growth and business opportunities in Indianapolis and Marion County by strengthening IndyPL’s relationships with minority, women, veteran, and disability-owned business enterprises by providing an equal opportunity for participation in all IndyPL business.

In July 2020, the IndyPL Board of Trustees, with Resolution 28-2020, adopted these Minority/Women/Veteran/Disability - Owned Business Enterprise Utilization Goals:

  • Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MBE) is fifteen percent (15%).
  • Women-owned Business Enterprises (WBE) is eight percent (8%).
  • Veteran-owned Business Enterprises (VBE) is three percent (3%).
  • Disability-owned Business Enterprises (DOBE) is one percent (1%).

Attainment of these four (4) individual utilization goals will be based on the cumulative amount of work under the Contract. IndyPL understands there may be instances when the utilization goals cannot be achieved by the Vendor in the preparation of their SOQ. In these instances, the Vendor is required to provide evidence of sufficient outreach and good faith efforts made to subcontract with MBE/WBE/VBE/DOBEs to meet these four (4) individual utilization goals.

A virtual Pre-SOQ Conference for interested Vendors will be held on April 7, 2022, 2:00 PM EDT.

Notification of planned attendance is requested.

IndyPL will accept SOQs from Vendors in response to the RFQ until 4:00 PM EDT on April 19, 2022. Late SOQs shall not be accepted. All SOQs shall be personally delivered, sent by mail, or sent by delivery service to the front desk of the Library Services Center, 2450 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46208.

Future Bids

  • Open Invitation to Quote for Fixtures, Furniture, and Equipment for the Glendale Replacement Branch
  • Open Invitation to Quote for Fixtures, Furniture, and Equipment for the new Fort Benjamin Harrison Branch
  • Janitorial Service
  • Elevator and Escalator Maintenance Services


Purchasing Policy

The Indianapolis Public Library follows public purchasing guidelines according to state statues. View our policy on purchasing to learn more.

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