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 – River’s Edge Keeper Safety

The Saint Louis Zoo seeks bids from qualified contractors for the River’s Edge Keeper Safety project.  Intent of this project is to create a concrete pathway within the elephant habitat and around Elephant Woods. This work includes formwork, concrete, rails, excavation. The conditions will also require concrete pumping as most of the walks are in the raised rock areas within the habitat.   

Sealed bids will be accepted on or before 3:00 PM on February 12, 2015 and opened publically thereafter in a location to be determined. The plans are available for review as of January 15, 2015 with MOKAN, AGC St. Louis, St. Louis Minority Business Council, and Dodge Construction Reports or by contacting Document Imaging Services at (314) 531-0167.

The pre-bid meeting has been changed. It will now be held on Tuesday January 27, 2015 at 9:00 AM. The meeting will begin in the Living World and move to the Elephant Habitat.  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


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.