Doing Business with the City

Following the City Council's adopted purchasing policy, the City makes an effort to use local businesses whenever it is both possible and cost effective.  

City bids for projects estimated to cost over $5,000 are posted on the Michigan Intergovernmental Trade Network.

Interested in becoming a vendor or supplier to the City?  Please contact the City Office.

RFP - Downtown Redevelopment Opportunity

Sealed proposals for a “Dexter Downtown Redevelopment Opportunity 2017” will be received bythe Dexter Downtown Development Authority (DDA) up to 2:00 P.M. on May 25, 2017, at whichtime they will be publicly opened at the City of Dexter offices at 8123 N. Main Street, 2nd floor, Dexter, MI 48130.

The Dexter Downtown Development Authority (DDA), together with the City of Dexter is seeking experienced development entities that have demonstrated success in executing highly complex redevelopment projects. The selected entity will be the DDA/City’s redevelopment partner for the project. The selected developer will be responsible for coordinating all development activities, including, but not limited to: community engagement process, conceptual and final site plans, project pro formas, property acquisition, market and feasibility studies, securing private sector equity and financing, and partnering with the Dexter DDA and City of Dexter to facilitate all project components, including the potential use of public financing and other incentives.

The Dexter DDA and City of Dexter are pleased to offer a premier redevelopment opportunity in downtown Dexter, with direct frontage that overlooks Mill Creek and the City’s award winning Mill Creek Park. The Dexter DDA and City of Dexter collectively own four parcels in the Downtown.  The four parcels measure approximately 3 acres (total), northwest of Main Street, between Grand and Forest Streets, and directly front onto the City’s award winning Mill Creek Park (Attachment A). These parcels include 3045 Broad Street, and three vacant lots (8077-8087 Forest Street and 8090 Grant Street). The 3045 Broad Street property surrounds a DTE substation on 3 sides (Attachment B).  The DDA/City and DTE are finalizing an agreement to decommission the sub-station and transfer of ownership of the property from DTE to the City. Hence, this property will be included in the redevelopment project area. The entire development project area is shown in Exhibit A. 

This project area has great residential, retail and office potential due to its location overlooking Mill Creek and Mill Creek Park, not to mention its close proximity to downtown Dexter.

The full Request for Proposals document may be found here
Addendum #1 - Responses to Written Inquiries 

Invitation to Bid - Hudson Street Reconstruction

Sealed Bids for Hudson Street Reconstruction will be received at the office of the City of Dexter until 2:00 P.M. local time, on June 2, 2017, by the office of the City Manager located at 8123 Main Street, Dexter, MI 48130. The approximate work involved is as follows:

Reconstruction of approximately 0.25 miles of Hudson road with curb and gutter and 12 and 18 inch RCP storm sewer and minor sanitary and watermain improvements.

The Contract Documents for this project will be provided to bidders digitally and may be obtained by contacting the Engineer (Orchard, Hiltz & McCliment, Inc.).  Contractors intending to bid must e-mail pat.droze@ohm-advisors.com to receive a digital copy of the plan and contract document. 

Bid Security in the form of a Certified or Cashier's Check or Bid Bond for a sum no less than Five Percent (5%) of the amount of the Bid will be required with each Bid.

The OWNER reserves the right to accept any Bid, reject any Bid, or waive irregularities in Bids.

No Bid may be withdrawn for a period of Ninety (90) calendar days after the scheduled closing time for receipt of the Bids.

A mandatory pre-bid meeting is scheduled for this project on May 25, 2017 at 10:00 am at the project site (Hudson Street and Grand Street).