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. 

Bid Request – Serpentine Wall Replacement Project

The Saint Louis Zoo seeks bids from qualified contractors for the Serpentine Wall Replacement project. Intent of this project is to rebuild the Serpentine Wall located adjacent to Gate 7 and the Administrative Building that was damaged. This work includes demolition, excavation, brickwork and a new gate.

Sealed bids will be accepted on or before 2:00 PM on December 18, 2014 and opened publicly thereafter in a location to be determined. The plans are available for review as of November 26, 2014 with MOKAN, AGC St. Louis, St. Louis Minority Business Council, and Dodge Construction Reports or by contacting Document Imaging Services at (314) 531-0167.

A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on December 3, 2014 at 9:00 AM. The meeting will be held at Gate 7 next to the Administrative Building. The existing conditions will be available for viewing.

If you have any questions, please contact John Parris, Construction Project Manager at (314) 646-4801 or via e-mail at

Invitation to Bidders

PROJECT: Water Meter Installation

SCOPE: Provide labor, tools and equipment to install water meters at five locations in the Zoo.

MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING & SITE INSPECTION: On Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in Classroom #3 located on the lower level of The Living World building on Government Drive in Forest Park. Bids will be accepted only from contractors who have attended the pre-bid meeting.

BID DATE: Sealed bids marked with project name "Water Meter Installation" will be accepted on or before Monday, November 3, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. and opened publicly in The Facilities Management Conference Room immediately thereafter.

BID DOCUMENTS: Bid documents will be available on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the pre-bid walk-through.

ZOO CONTACTS: If you have any questions, contact the Zoo at (314) 646-4818; fax (314) 646-5531, or email addresses below.

Glen Donjon, Facility Manager or (314) 646-4818

Patrick Williamson, Director of Purchasing and Distribution or (314) 646-4631

Dan Snyder, Director of Facilities Management or (314) 646-4674

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.