The Saint Louis Zoo regularly advertises requests for proposals for products and services.

Whenever feasible and appropriate, the Zoo will also post listings of bid opportunities on the Web. We have two areas of bid opportunies - general, which includes goods and services for the day to day operations of the Zoo, and facilities, which include improvements to the Zoo's physical grounds.

Request for Qualifications

Request for Qualifications for Interpretive Design Services for the Saint Louis Zoo McDonnell Polar Bear Point. See RFQ.



The Saint Louis Zoo seeks bids from qualified contractors for the Zoo expansion site phase one improvements project. This project includes earthwork grading, hardscape, landscaping and irrigation improvements.

Not less than the prevailing hourly rate of wages, as set out in the wage order attached to and made part of the specification for work under the contract, must be paid to all workers performing work under the contract.

Sealed bids will be accepted on or before 3:00 p.m. on April 10th, 2014, and opened publicly immediately thereafter in the HBD Construction jobsite trailer at the intersection of Clayton and Berthold Avenue. Please use the link below to access the .PDF files of the bid documents.

A pre-bid meeting will be held in the HBD Construction jobsite trailer at the intersection of Clayton and Berthold Avenue at 10:00 a.m. on March 27th, 2014. This pre-bid meeting is not mandatory, however bidders will be held responsible for information made available at the pre-bid meeting.

If you have any questions, contact in writing Bonnie Roy via email at


Bids will be received at the Saint Louis Zoo, Distribution Center; Gate 5 off Wells Drive, on or before 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2014, or mailed to Saint Louis Zoo; Attn: Patrick Williamson, C.P.M., Purchasing Manager; One Government Drive; St. Louis, MO 63110. All bids must be received in a sealed envelope clearly marked with the category of emergency service it contains (e.g., Electric Emergency Service). Bids will be opened and read aloud immediately thereafter in Classroom 3 located in the lower rotunda of The Living World building.

The Saint Louis Zoo requests bids from your firm for the below mentioned services. All work shall be carried out in accordance with the St. Louis Zoological Park General Requirements and Insurance Requirements that will be included in each individual bid document package.

Only vendors located within the Zoo-Museum Tax District (St. Louis City and County) and in business for a minimum of five (5) years will be eligible to submit bids.

The Saint Louis Zoo will hold a Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 2 p.m. in Classroom 3 located in the lower rotunda of The Living World building. Only vendors attending the pre-bid meeting will be allowed to submit for bids for these services.

The Saint Louis Zoo requires compliance with Missouri Division of Labor Standards Prevailing Wage Law Order 20.

Asphalt Service
Automatic Door Service
Electric Gate Service
Electrical Service
Elevator Service
Fire Alarm Testing & Repairs
Fire Sprinkler and Backflow Testing & Repairs
HVAC Service
HVAC Filter Supplier
Hydraulic Service
Plumbing Service
Roofing Service

Contact for all bids:

Patrick Williamson, C.P.M.
Director, Purchasing and Distribution
Direct: (314) 646-4631
Zoo: (314) 781-0900, ext. 4631
Fax: (314) 646-5533
Saint Louis Zoo
One Government Drive
St. Louis, MO 63110

Bid Policies

The Saint Louis Zoo enjoys the support of the community through the Metropolitan Zoological Park & Museum District. For this reason, the Zoo makes every effort to return that support by contracting with qualified businesses within the District (comprised of St. Louis and St. Louis County) whenever possible.