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. 

Invitation to Bidders

Herpetarium West Wing Door Replacement

Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting & Site Inspection

On June 9th at 9:30 a.m. in the Facilities Management Conference Room located in the Facilities Management compound. Enter at gate 5 off Wells Drive and sign in at the Distribution/Receiving office.

Bid Date

Sealed bids marked with project name, "Herpetarium West Wing Door Replacement" will be accepted on or before June 17, 2015 1:00 pm and opened publicly in the The Facilities Management Conference Room immediately thereafter.

Bid Documents

Bid documents will be available at the mandatory pre-bid walk through.

Zoo Contacts

If you have any questions, contact the Zoo at (314) 646-4818, Fax: (314) 646-5531 or e-mail address below.

Glen Donjon, Manager, Facilities Management
donjon@stlzoo.org or direct line 314-646-4818
Patrick Williamson, Director of Purchasing and Distribution
williamson@stlzoo.org or direct line 314-646-4631


Request for Proposals

The Saint Louis Zoo is requesting service quotes for assistance with recycling sorting services at our Zoofari and Jammin' at the Zoo events in 2015. Qualified contractors must send their proposals including examples of previous experience in providing services for events of this scale.

Recycling sorting service quotes should be divided into two proposals, one for Zoofari and one for two Jammin' at the Zoo events.

Event Details

Event 1: Zoofari
Event Date: June, 19th 2015
Service Time: 4PM-12AM (8 hours)
Staff Requested: 1 Supervisor for 8 hours, 10-12 staff from 5-9:30PM (4.5 hours), 5 staff from 9:30-12AM (2.5 hours)

Zoofari is the Zoo's largest bi-annual fundraiser with approximately 3,600 people in attendance and spanning a large footprint of the Zoo. The event is catered by restaurants throughout the Saint Louis region and sorting company will have to monitor that proper service ware is utilized throughout the event by all companies to ensure that only recyclable and compostable wares are utilized for serving guests.

Super visor will be present for the duration of the event, from 4PM-12AM and will help with set up and educating volunteers on sorting practices and recycling station monitoring. Supervisor will also be made available a minimum of 4-5 times prior to the event for meetings and conference calls to prepare for the event.

7 recycling stations will be spread throughout the footprint of the event and each will be staffed with at least one sorting staff member and one volunteer (provided by the Zoo). Other sorting staff will be responsible for "floating" throughout the event to ensure that recycling is being disposed of properly at the source.

Zoo ground keeping staff will pull bags and deliver to a central location for final sorting and quality control. The central location is where staff will sort through recycling receptacles to ensure that compostable materials are not contaminated and that recyclables are separated for further sorting at a later date. Landfill materials will have to be separated out of the other two streams, though landfill should be minimal.

Event 2 & 3: Jammin' at the Zoo (2 events)
Event Dates: July 22nd and August 26th
Service Time: 5:30-10PM
Staff Requested: 1 supervisor for 5.5 hours, and 6 staff for 4.5 hours

This event is scheduled two times in the summer season. Both events will draw approximately 2,400 and the event will span a large footprint of the Zoo. The event is primarily a wine tasting event with some Zoo-catered food spaced throughout the event. The sorting company will have to monitor that proper service ware is utilized throughout the event by all companies to ensure that only recyclable and compostable wares are utilized for serving guests.

Super visor will be present for the duration of the event, from 5:30PM-10PM and will help with set up and educating volunteers on sorting practices and recycling station monitoring. Supervisor will also be made available a minimum of 7 hours prior to the event for meetings and conference calls to prepare for the event.

A few recycling stations will be spread throughout the footprint of the event and each will be staffed with at least one sorting staff member and one volunteer (provided by the Zoo). Other sorting staff will be responsible for "floating" throughout the event to ensure that recycling is being disposed of properly at the source.

Zoo ground keeping staff will pull bags and deliver to a central location for final sorting and quality control. The central location is where staff will sort through recycling receptacles to ensure that compostable materials are not contaminated and that recyclables are separated for further sorting at a later date. Landfill materials will have to be separated out of the other two streams, though landfill should be minimal.

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
williamson@stlzoo.org
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.