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Purchasing works directly with the Planning & Construction (P&C) department in the bidding, requisition and contracting of construction projects for all Sinclair locations. Purchasing posts Requests for Qualifications (RFQ), schedules and participates in pre-bid meetings and bid openings, collects and announces bids, processes contracts, and forwards Notices of Commencement to contractors to initiate construction projects.

As required, Purchasing will seek approval for projects and funding from the State Controlling Board and the Attorney General. Purchasing follows Ohio construction law as set forth by the Ohio Revised Code (ORC), and utilizes the Local College Project guidelines provided by the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC).

Current Solicitations

Following are links to our current, publicly posted Sinclair construction projects and RFQs:

Requirements for Publicly Bid Construction Projects

Sinclair has made the transition to Bid Express for the bidding of construction projects. Our public solicitations will denote which projects are being bid through Bid Express. You must sign up on the platform to view and participate in these bids (fees apply). Please visit Sinclair's Bid Express homepage to view current solicitations and to create an account.

All contractors interested in submitting bids for Sinclair projects are encouraged to attend pre-bid meetings for the most current project information. Bidders are also welcome to attend the bid opening. Pre-bid meetings are held at our main Downtown Dayton campus, in the Bldg. 17 P&C facility, unless otherwise noted. Bid openings are held virtually, unless otherwise noted.

Bids are due by 2:00PM on the bid opening date – NO EXCEPTIONS. Please refer to the solicitation to determine what method of delivery is required:

  • Bid Express: Bids must be completed in and uploaded to Bid Express.
  • In-person: Sealed bids must be brought to the Dayton Campus, Building 7, Room 7324.
    • Unsealed bids will not be accepted.
    • Mailed-in bids should be addressed to Sinclair Community College, ATTN: Purchasing Dept., 444 W. Third Street, Dayton, OH 45402. Bids must be received by our Mail Room by 2:00PM on the bid opening date – NO EXCEPTIONS.

During the bid opening, Purchasing will open and review the bids. Bids will be read aloud at in-person openings; your presence is not required at the opening. Bids done on Bid Express will be posted to the website after review by Purchasing. Once the bids have been tabulated, Purchasing will then review the bid documentation and consult the project manager and Architect/Engineer about the results. Please do not contact Purchasing about the results of the bid.

The following documentation must be included with the bid (in-person only):

Architect/Engineer & Contractor Forms

Please use the forms provided below when preparing documentation for your construction projects at Sinclair. Original OFCC forms can be found at under Documents.



Annual Architect/Engineer Pre-Qualification

Every year, P&C conducts a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for our Annual Architect/Engineer Pre-Qualification. If you are a local architect or engineer who may be interested in submitting qualifications for the next RFQ, please email us