Doing Business with GLWA

As GLWA continues to improve our water and wastewater systems, we rely on a network of skilled and efficient vendors.

All vendors must be registered on Bonfire in order to provide goods and services to GLWA. 


As a vendor, you will receive:

  • Solicitation alerts customized to products or services provided
  • Reliable and timely delivery of notifications, addendums and documents
  • Advanced notification of term-contracts
  • E-bid and e-quote submission
  • Immediate and on-demand access to local government opportunities

No bid submissions will be accepted by email for items posted on Bonfire. To register for Bonfire, click here.

If you encounter problems while registering, please call the support department at Bonfire, 1-800-354-8010.

COVID-19 Vendor Requirements and Related Forms

Please see the following documents for GLWA’s mandatory COVID-19 protocols and procedures for vendors and the related forms.

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The Procurement Pipeline February 2021

The Procurement Pipeline is a monthly newsletter designed to bring you informative updates on doing business with GLWA. It also includes upcoming procurements not yet solicited.

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Vendor Outreach: Doing Business with GLWA

Our first virtual training session on Doing Business with the Great Lakes Water Authority for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) on July 15, 2020.

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Vendor Outreach: Meet the Buyer

On August 27, 2020 GLWA participated alongside five other Michigan governmental agencies in the PMBC Flint and Genesee County Meet the Buyer Virtual Event.

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GLWA Procurement Policy

On November 25, 2020, the GLWA Board of Directors approved a Procurement Policy amendment allowing for the formation of a new Business Inclusion and Diversity (B.I.D.) Program.      

2019 Staff Directory

GLWA vendor outreach staff directory distributed at the 4th Annual Vendor Outreach event.

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Procurement Contact

For general information about Procurement, call or email and we will get back with a response in a timely manner.

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Vendor Outreach Contact

For general information about Vendor Outreach, call or email and we will get back with a response in a timely manner.

Procurement Policy, Terms, Conditions, and Forms

Below are GLWA's Procurement Policy and Terms and Conditions for our vendors.

4th Annual Vendor Outreach

GLWA held its 4th Annual Vendor Outreach event on May 16, 2019 and rolled out a new direct payment program for our vendors. If you missed the event, click below to get an overview.


In April 2018, GLWA launched a Small Business Recruitment Program to increase the number of respondents to GLWA procurements. In addition, our goal is for the program to:

  • Expand the number of firms with water and wastewater expertise in the region
  • Facilitate collaboration among larger firms with smaller firms
  • Issue clearer bid/proposal documents (in particular, noting when work does not need to be completed by a general contractor)
  • Provide a venue for two-way communication of challenges and opportunities to ensure that GLWA is a customer/client of choice in the vendor community

We consider the following organizations partners to achieving mutual goals:

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For more information, please contact Megan Torti, Vendor Outreach Coordinator or Michael Lasley, Procurement Manager.

Review our Financials

We are committed to the highest level of transparency for our customers, investors, employees and other stakeholders, which is why we share our key operating and financial information with you.

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Reach out with questions, new contract information or contract negotiation during out procurement office’s available hours.


Please refer to these additional procurement and solicitation resources for general project information.