As AACC Businesses stroll down the “AVENUE” they are informed and connected with Projects, Contracts, & Procurement opportunities.

Doing Business with the City of Cincinnati, Ohio

City of Cincinnati – Department of Economic Inclusion

Two Centennial Plaza 805 Central Ave. Suite 610, Cincinnati, OH 45202:

To register for certifications, go to:

For questions contact:
Valeria Cummings Swope – Development Manager, Dept. of Economic Inclusion, 513-543-0494 (c), 513-352-3156 (o)

Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD),

If your company is interested in doing business with the City, you must sign up and register with the City at:

Once registered, when a department is searching for a particular good/service that your company offers, the department can go through the procurement process, and select your company.

After you’ve registered as a vendor with the City of Cincinnati, click the link below and select “Current Business Opportunities”

If you’re registered with the City in particular categories, you will receive an email regarding those open RFPs and ITBs. You may also choose to review several times weekly as newly posted solicitations are updated frequently.

For questions contact:
Tashae Watkins, BS, MBA – Supervising Management Analyst,
Wastewater Administration Division – Finance, Accounting, & Procurement,, 513-557- 7005


Doing Business with Hamilton County, Ohio

Sign up with Hamilton County “BidSync” (now known as “Periscope”) to receive free notices of opportunities in your field of service. Go to , click on the “Register for Free” link and complete your information. 

(Periscope, a national service, will try to sell you a subscription for their wider services, but you don’t have to do that if you just want Hamilton County notifications.)

To explore bid opportunities, click here:

Building Opportunities by Leveraging Diversity (BOLD): BOLD is Hamilton County’s Economic Inclusion Initiative to help ensure inclusion and diversity success in Hamilton County operations such as staff recruitment, hiring and advancement, and in Hamilton County’s purchasing and procurement opportunities with local small businesses. If you’re interested in the BOLD program, fill out the form below. Additionally, alongside with the form, send your MBE, SBE, or WBE certification (if applicable).

To receive notices of solicitations from Hamilton County’s Jobs & Family Services purchasing page, click here:

Click on the BOLD Contractor’s Directory link to review a current list of small, minority, and women-owned Businesses:

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Doing Business with the Ohio Department of Transportation

To do business with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), click on the link below to get information on the following:

Prequalification & Certification (must complete first)

Procurement Opportunities

Bidding Construction Projects

Contracts | Ohio Department of Transportation

If you are interested in consulting services, click on the link below to get information on Consultant Prequalification Requirements & Procedures:

Consultant Services | Ohio Department of Transportation

If you have any questions, please contact the James Scales Southwest Regional Outreach Manager at: 513-933-6562, 614-400-9183 (m)

Doing Business with the City of Covington, KY 

To do business with the City of Covington, click on the link below to get information on the following:

Vendor Registration (must complete first) 

      Access to Project Bids

City of Covington, KY > Government > Departments > Finance > Bids (

If you have any questions on the procurement process, Lindy Jenkins is the city’s Procurement Manager at:; (859) 292 – 2178  


Doing Business with the PORT of Cincinnati

 To do business with the PORT of Cininnati see below


The Port | | 513-632-3726 | 3 East Fourth Street | Suite 300 | Cincinnati, OH 45202

o   Jilson R. Daniels Vice President, Economic Equity – Work (513) 632-3726 | Mobile (513) 549-3075

o   Provides contracting opportunities through project equity requirement



 Doing Business with 3CDC

To do business with 3CDC see below


o  Bid opportunities are listed here:

o  Sara Bedinghaus, Senior Development Officer,, 513-977-8044



Doing Business with the SBA – PTAC

To do business with the SBA and PTAC see below

SBA Local Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Rep

Larry R. Brown,  , (513) 577-4155, Procurement Specialist, Certified VA Verification Assistance Counselor, Ohio University PTAC, Voinovich School of Leadership, Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Cincinnati


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Doing Business with Public & Private Companies that have Projects in the Cincinnati Area


Model, 513.559.4552

·      David Daugherty | director of preconstruction | c:937.974.6033 | & Thomas Stinger | preconstruction manager, c: 513.857.8808 |

o  Soliciting bids for The Mercantile Library Building located at 414 Walnut Street in Downtown Cincinnati. This project consists of full renovation of the 13-story historic Mercantile Library building and adjoining basements.  Construction is scheduled to start January 2023 and complete winter of 2024.  The
following bid scopes will be out for bid:


·       Bid Documents: Bid documents can be obtained via Building Connected.  Please contact Dan Boerger at 513.805-6713


·       For access to Building Connected, please use the following link. You will need to create an account if you do not already have one. Mercantile Library Building BP 3 – Fit out (

·       MANDATORY Pre-Bid Meeting: November 30th at 10:00am.  Meet in the ground level elevator lobby of the Mercantile Library Building.





Turner Construction Company │ 510 Race Street│ Cincinnati, OH 45202


o   Susie Pernik Yanes, LEED AP BD+C │ Procurement Mgr. – Cincinnati & Kentucky, mobile 513.615.1247 │






Hills Properties – – 513-618-7764

o  A new online bidding platform called Building Connected. This is an Autodesk product that helps Owners, General Contractors, Subcontractors, and Suppliers better connect with one another for bidding various subcontracts and scopes of work. The product it is free for vendors to sign-up,

o  Chris Harris, Senior Project Mgr. –, 937-371-6848. He will be glad to help any of our members interested to bid for their project. The platform has the capacity to identify vendors as MBE, WBE, SBE, DBE, etc., which is very helpful for everyone involved in the PORT initiatives.

o  The Vantage Project is a new-build, 224 unit, luxury multi-family development located in the heart of Anderson Township just off of Five Mile Road.

§ We are currently in the procurement phase, and over the coming months we will be bidding various scopes of work for the Project including:

·      Doors and Hardware, Masonry Labor, Insulation, Landscaping, Drywall

·      Painting, Carpet, Hard Flooring, Tiling, Wall Covering, Bath Accessories

·      Blinds, Custom Millwork, Exercise Equipment, Fire Extinguisher Cabinets

·      Golf Simulator, Interior Doors and Trim, Mailboxes, Metal Studs and Drywall

·      Mirrors, Irrigation, Parking Garage Striping and Numbering, Shelving, Final Cleaning





 Jostin Construction, Inc. | 513-559-9390 | 2335 Florence Ave | Cincinnati, OH | 45206

o  Name of Project:  Meyer Lofts

o   Project Description: 9 new apartment lofts in the heart of OTR.  Approx. 9,000 SF.

o  Trades include: Concrete, Masonry, Metals, Carpentry, Roofing, Door and Windows, Drywall, Flooring, Fire Suppression, Plumbing, HVAC, Electrical, Fencing. 

o  Pre-Bid Walk at Site:  11/16/2022 at 10:00AM, Bid Due Date:  12/1/2022 4:00PM

o  Owner: 3CDC,  Location: 1426-1430 Vine St.

o  General Contractor: Jostin Construction, Inc. (MBE)

§ Estimating Contact: Matt Becker,

o  Instructions:  Please contact Matt Becker to be provided an invitation to bid from our bidding platform iSqFt.  An email address is needed to send all bid documents

“Diversity Wins”





Pennrose, LLC | | 513.906.5164 | 1435 Vine Street, Suite 406 | Cincinnati, OH 45202

o  Pennrose is ready to break ground on a new affordable housing development in Walnut Hills and start construction of the Lincoln & Gilbert Family development.

§  Lincoln & Gilbert Family will create 86 affordable housing units for families, with one, two and three bedrooms. The development will have on-site
amenities including a community room, fitness center, homework nook and on-site management.

o  We’re holding an outreach session next Tuesday, 12/13 at 10am. We will hold a second outreach session in January. We can also share the contact information for our GC, The Douglas Company, with any subcontractors who would like to learn more about the current opportunities that are available.

·       Here is a link to the Zoom information:

§  Meeting
ID: 740 6945 1291, Passcode: P4HuL7

·       We have some trades under contract and may have other opportunities arise as construction gets underway. Currently we are looking for subcontractors for
the following trades:

o  Asphalt, Landscaping, Site Concrete, Fencing, Site Signage, Retaining Walls

o   Building Concrete, Gypcrete, Masonry, Misc. Steel, Metal Canopies

o  Finish Carpentry, Cabinets & Countertops, Waterproofing, Insulation, Roofing

o  Siding & Trim, Caulking, Doors, Frames & Hardware, Windows, Drywall

o  Flooring, Paintings & Wallcoverings, Specialties, Residential Appliances

o  Elevators, HVAC, Fire Protection, Final Cleaning, Access Control, Security & Intercom

·       William Basil – Developer,