Purchasing Services

MDOT buys a variety of services, supplies and materials for use on state highways.  Purchasing Services is responsible for the administration of the procurement of supplies, materials,  equipment, services, printing, minor routine road maintenance and non-construction/maintenance highway contracts. The unit's primary objective is to ensure the use of sound, prudent and consistent competitive bidding practices.

  • Buyer Specialist: Terry Harris 517-335-2507
  • Fax Number: 517-335-2787

Examples of Services:

  • Janitorial Services
  • Graffiti Removal
  • Landscaping
  • Well Services
  • Rubbish Removal
  • Mowing
  • Equipment Rentals
  • Curb Sweeping
  • Septic Service
  • Catch Basin Cleaning

  Purchasing Opportunities:

  • Purchases of less than $25,000 are processed directly by MDOT staff statewide. Vendors can contact MDOT staff at the Region Offices to advise them of the services, supplies and materials they sell. 
  • Purchases in excess of $25,000 are processed by the Department of Management & Budget for all state agencies. DTMB advertises all bids and proposals. DTMB Purchasing Operations has implemented the Bid4Michigan system for faster and easier posting and notification of bid information to the public.
  • To do business with the State of Michigan, vendors need to register online at www.cpexpress.state.mi.us/. A Federal Tax Identification number or Social Security number will be needed to register.

The state of Michigan will begin upgrading its financial and business systems starting June 30. The new SIGMA Vendor Self-Service (VSS) system will replace Contract & Payment Express (C&PE) and Buy4Michigan. SIGMA VSS will improve how we work with vendors, payees, and grantees. Please visit www.michigan.gov/SIGMAVSS for important dates and transition information, including actions you may need to take.