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

Vendor Registration

The Saint Louis Zoo is pleased to offer a free, online vendor registration system, powered by Vendor Registry. New vendors register here.

Invitation to Bidders

Whenever feasible and appropriate, the Zoo will also post listings of bid opportunities on the Web. We have two areas of bid opportunities - 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.

  • The Saint Louis Zoo is requesting proposals from a select number of licensed full service brokers to assist the Zoo with their property-casualty and risk management programs at all Zoo campuses (main campus, North County campus and all other associated Zoo properties).

    Invited brokers are requested to submit their qualifications and proposed compensation for consideration based on the scope of work outlined below.  Proposals from two or more firms submitting a joint proposal will not be accepted.  After evaluation of the written proposals by the Zoo, a short list of firms will be invited to interview.  The deadline for submitting a response to this RFP is October 11, 2019.       

    SCOPE OF WORK: The Saint Louis Zoo is seeking a state-licensed, full service, experienced, customer-service oriented firm able to assist with strategic consultation regarding the design and effectiveness of property and casualty insurance and risk management programs. Lines of coverage included in the various insurance programs are Property, Crime, General Liability, Commercial Auto, Umbrella Liability, Workers Compensation, Directors & Officers, Employment Practices & Fiduciary Liability, Cyber Security, Veterinary Professional Liability (for veterinary services performed at locations other than the Zoo), Miscellaneous Foreign and Miscellaneous Executive Liability, Pollution Liability, and any other additional recommended lines of coverage.


    Sealed bids marked with project name ( Saint Louis Zoo 2019 Property and Casualty Insurance Consulting/ Brokerage Services) will be accepted on or before 10/11/19 at 2:00 pm CST submitted to the Distribution Center on Wells Drive at Gate 5, and E-Mailed cbingham@stlzoo.organd opened publicly in the Director of Procurement’s office, immediately thereafter.     

    PROPOSAL QUESTIONS: All questions must be received by 10/4/19 for issuing of addendums.

    ZOO CONTACTS: If you have any questions, contact the individuals listed below.

    Dustin Deschamp, Vice President Internal Relations & General Counsel

    Candace Bingham, Director of Procurement

    Property and Casualty Insurance Consulting and Brokerage Services RFP

    P&C Schedule  




  • Project Description

    There is concern that while the Zoo is free and accessible to all, demographics of local Zoo visitors do not parallel the St. Louis area demographics, particularly in regard to ethnicity and socioeconomic status. After a thorough literature review, the Zoo has decided to undertake a research project, using an outside vendor, to better understand the relationships between 1. Community member demographics, 2. Zoo visitation and barriers, 3. Lifestyle and experiences, and 4. Environmental attitudes/behaviors. The Zoo is creating the questionnaire and is requesting a vendor to facilitate data collection, analysis and reporting. We would like to offer your company the opportunity to bid on this project in order to help us understand this dynamic and make recommendations to improve diversity amongst visitors at the Saint Louis Zoo. This is an exciting opportunity to help the Zoo achieve its mission of engaging all visitors and enriching the experience of the public.

    St. Louis Community Demographic and Visitation Study for the Saint Louis Zoo

    Addendum 1

    Please email proposals no later than 2 p.m., September 12, 2019 to: 
    Terri Mersinger
    Purchasing Administrative Assistant


    Please email proposal questions to:
    Amy Niedbalski
    Director, Conservation and Audience Research and Evaluation (CARE)



    The scope of the project includes:

    The Saint Louis Zoo intends to create larger outdoor habitats for the small primates currently housed in the existing Primate House. The work will involve the demolition of the existing outdoor habitats and an interior primate habitat and holding area.  The project includes the renovation of the Primate House to provide an additional entry/exit from the building, and the construction of a Primate Care Center building, eight outdoor habitats, elevated boardwalks, and site paving and retaining walls. Site work also includes tree protection, minor grading and soil treatment, fences, irrigation, and utility connections. Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting & Site Inspection on 8/28/2019 at 1:00 pm. Meet in the Bayer Lecture Theatre, located on lower level of the Living World.  Note for the walkthrough, individuals must wear a dust mask (provided by the Zoo) in the Primate House.

    Bids are due to the Distribution Center by 2 p.m. on October 1, 2019.  Bids will be walked over to the Bayer Lecture Theatre for opening at 2 p.m. on October 1, 2019.

    See Bid Documents Here

    RFI-1 SK-1 PGAV STLZ-Primate Canopy Trails

    STLZ Primate Addendum A G01-002 - COVER SHEET



    Addendum A Log

    Addendum A 

    Addendum B

    Addendum C

    Addendum D


  • Provide labor, tools, and equipment to install water meters at several locations on the
    Zoo campus.

    See full bid document here.

Contact for all bids:

Cassandra Brown Ray
Chief Financial Officer
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.