This section will contain a list of all past and present bid opportunities for the City of Muskegon.

Beukema Park Pavilion

Beukema Pavilion – Bid Tabulation

The City of Muskegon is seeking proposals from qualified contractors to construct an outdoor pavilion within Beukema Park.

Pavilion requirements are as follows:

  • Minimum 800 SFT of floor space
  • Minimum 8 FT vertical clearance
  • Minimum 10 FT clearance between posts
  • Timber Frame construction
  • 4” concrete slab extending 1 FT beyond drip line on all sides
  • 20A GFCI Electrical Outlets on four (4) of the posts
  • Corrugated steel roofing
  • One (1) exterior mounted LED light on east side of pavilion (towards playground)

The proposed location is included in the bidding documents.  Bidders shall provide a design specification that meets the above requirements and fits within the proposed approximate location.

Electrical supply is available from the adjacent supply building.  A picture of the existing panel configuration is included as an attachment to this RFP.  Bidder shall be responsible to provide all necessary fixtures and supplies to provide electrical service to the new pavilion from the existing panel within the storage building.

Work shall be broken into the following items and include the information provided herein:

Shuffleboard Removal (1 LSUM)
Includes removal and disposal of the existing shuffleboard court concrete and appurtenances as necessary to prepare the site for construction of the new pavilion.

Site Grading (1 LSUM)
Includes excavation and importing materials as necessary to construct the pavilion.  Includes disposal of any surplus material and provided any additional Clean MDOT Class II sand as necessary.  Establishing final grade shall be contractor responsibility and shall ensure positive drainage off from the slab with the slab set to approximately 1” above the adjacent existing grade at minimum.

4” Concrete Slab (1 LSUM)
Includes all labor, equipment, and materials as necessary to construct a minimum 4” thick concrete slab for the pavilion.  Includes any work required to form and accommodate posts for the pavilion and conduits for the electrical.  Contractor shall provide a proposal to install relief cuts where necessary on the pavilion.  Contract shall ensure entire slab is no more than 1.5% slope in any direction and that a positive grade for drainage is provided.

Pavilion Construction (1 LSUM)
Includes all labor, equipment, and materials as necessary to construct the pavilion.  Pavilion shall meet all the requirements noted above.  Additionally at the time of bid the Contractor shall provide a conceptual rendering or plan of the proposed pavilion for the site.

Pavilion Electrical (1 LSUM)
Includes all labor, equipment, and materials as necessary to provide the required electrical components to the pavilion.  Work shall include connection to the existing electrical panel, placement of conduits between storage shed and pavilion, installation of four (4) Outdoor rated GFCI 20A recetacles, and installation of one (1) exterior LED light on the east phase of the pavilion (towards the playground).

Mobilization / Cleanup (1 LSUM)
Includes cost for mobilization and final project cleanup.  Contractor will be responsible to provide topsoil graded up to the new pavilion slab and to restore all of the adjacent areas to their existing condition.  City will provide grass seed per their specifications and will also place adjoining concrete sidewalks after completion of the pavilion.

Questions submitted to Leo Evans via email ( prior to Monday, February 21st, 2022 will be accommodated prior to the bid opening.  Requests received after that date will be accommodated pending staff availability.

Subcontractors, if any, shall be approved by the Project Manager prior to acceptance on this contract.  It is the responsibility and duty of the contractor to verify that the subcontractor meets all conditions.  The contractor shall furnish any subcontractor’s proof of insurance.

Construction shall be per applicable industry standards, the enclosed drawings/specifications, and any additional details provided via addenda or approved via bid acceptance.

Work shall be completed on or before July 15th, 2022.


Full RFP [PDF]

Attachment A – Vicinity Map [PDF]

Attachment B – Location Map [PDF]

Attachment C.1 – Storage Building Electrical Mast [JPG]

Attachment C.2 – Storage Building Electrical Panel [JPG]

Attachment C.3 – Storage Building Exterior [JPG]


Water Filtration Plant – High Service Pump #2 Discharge Valve Replacement

Full Water High Service Pump #2 Discharge Valve Replacement RFP [PDF]

The City of Muskegon Water Filtration Plant is seeking proposals from qualified mechanical contractors to replace the 18” discharge valve on its High Service Pump #2. Please see the attached RFP for the complete details of the project. Sealed bids will be received until 2:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 933 Terrace Street, Muskegon, Michigan, at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud.

If you have any questions regarding this RFP, please contact either of the following:

Joe Buthker
Water Plant Superintendent
(231) 724-4104

Josh Parmer
Chief Water Plant Operator
(231) 724-4105

Solicitation for Proposals City of Muskegon – 2022 Annual Action Plan



The City of Muskegon invites interested Agencies, Groups and Citizens to submit ideas, proposals and programs to consider for our Annual Action Plan activities for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and/or HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME)  funding.  The federal CDBG grant expected for this 2022 year is anticipated to be $1 Million. For an application package, please request forms at:

Community and Neighborhood Services
City of Muskegon City Hall
933 Terrace Street
Muskegon, MI 49443
Telephone (231) 724-6717

The deadline for activity proposals is Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.  No proposals will be accepted after that date.  No faxed or electronic transferred proposal will be accepted.

All Proposals must be delivered/mailed to the City Clerk’s Office at Muskegon City Hall by Tuesday, February 22, 2022 by 2:00 p.m. Proposals must be in a sealed envelope.

The Housing, Community Development Act of 1974 and HOME Cranston-Gonzales Affordable Housing Act of 1990 as amended entitles the City of Muskegon to participate in two programs aimed at the development of viable communities including decent housing, suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunity principally for persons of low and moderate income.

Objectives set forth may include;

  1. Elimination of slums, blight and blighting influences.
  2. Elimination of conditions which are detrimental to the health, safety, and welfare of the community.
  3. Conservation and expansion of housing stock.
  4. Expansion and improvement of community services for public facilities.
  5. Affordable housing opportunities.
  6. A reduction in the isolation of income group within the community by increasing the diversity and vitality of neighborhoods.
  7. Youth Groups/Recreation programs.
  8. Economic Development.
  9. Public Service Assistance to seniors, parolees, homeless, and citizens at-large.
  10. Public Facilities

Publish: Sunday, January 30, 2022

Public Notice City of Muskegon Procurement of Contractors




The programs for which these contractors would provide services include, but are not limited to: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Partnership Program (HOME), Muskegon County Senior Millage, DTE Program, Medicaid CHIP Lead Grant and the Healthy Homes Production Grant Program.  We are looking for qualified local businesses in the work areas of:  animal control, architecture, asbestos, chimney- fireplace, demolition, electrical, excavation, flooring, foundation, garage door installer, gutters, housing specification writer, insulator, interior cleaner, landscaper/lawn maintenance, lead abatement contractor, lead risk assessor, mechanical contractor, painter, plumber, realtor, radon tester, sewer and septic services, structural engineer surveyor, tree service, vinyl siding supplier, vinyl siding installer, real estate appraiser, residential building, and window supplier.  All licensed contractors are encouraged to bid. Section 3 contractors are strongly encouraged to bid.

The City of Muskegon is an Equal Opportunity Housing Provider and Employer.  We do business in accordance with Section 3 Regulations, Federal Fair Housing, and do not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.

Bid packages will be available Monday, January 31, 2020 at noon by phone or email request. Please call the Community and Neighborhood Services (CNS) Office at: (231)724-6717 or email: In person requests will be limited due to COVID-19 concerns. Completed bid packages are due in the City Clerk’s Office at Muskegon City Hall on Tuesday, February 15, by 2 p.m.  This will be a sealed bid.  The outside of the envelope must include the contractor’s business name and trade type.  Faxed or e-mailed bids will not be accepted. The City of Muskegon reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

Bidding contractors must show proof of the appropriate licenses, liability insurance, worker’s compensation and certifications for their line of work. References may be requested upon review.

If you have any questions, please contact Oneata Bailey, Director of Community and Neighborhood Services, by phone: (231)724-6717 or email:

Publish: Sunday, January 30, 2022


Public Notice Solicitation for Fair Housing Analysis of Impediment Study


The City of Muskegon, in partnership with the Cities of Muskegon Heights and Norton Shores, is soliciting Non-Profits, Qualified Consultants and Fair Housing Agencies to submit proposals to update the Muskegon, Michigan Metropolitan Area Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice Study to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing.

All proposals should contain an overview of the design of the impediment study, provide a schedule of the expected time period that the study will be complete, and confer with the proposed changes to the regulations that govern Fair Housing.

It is important to analyze each community by entitlement city.

Some of the areas that are expected to be evaluated are:

  • Population Profile
  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Institutional Practices
  • Public Policy
  • Disability
  • Banking Data

All Proposals must be mailed or hand delivered to the City of Muskegon Clerk’s Office, 933 Terrace, Muskegon, MI, 49440 by Tuesday, March 15, 2022 before 2:00 p.m.  There will be no electronic submissions accepted.

This activity is in correlation with the Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1963, commonly known as the Fair Housing Act, and also Section 109 of Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, and all applicable acts and orders.

Please address your sealed proposals to:        Ann Meisch, City Clerk

C/O Community and Neighborhood Serv.

AFFH Proposal

933 Terrace St.

Muskegon MI 49440


Publish:  Sunday, January 30, 2022

Water Filtration Plant – Water Intake System Inspection and Cleaning

Full Water Intake System Inspection and Cleaning RFP [PDF]

The City of Muskegon Water Filtration Plant is seeking proposals from qualified marine contractors to perform an inspection and cleaning of its intake pipeline and crib located in Lake Michigan. Please see the attached RFP for the complete details of the project. Sealed bids will be received until 2:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 933 Terrace Street, Muskegon, Michigan, at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud.

If you have any questions regarding this RFP, please contact either of the following:

Joe Buthker
Water Plant Superintendent
(231) 724-4104

Josh Parmer
Chief Water Plant Operator
(231) 724-4105

Western Ave., Fifth To Third Parking Lane Improvements



The City of Muskegon, Michigan will receive sealed bids until 2:00 p.m. local time on

Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 933 Terrace Street, Muskegon, Michigan, at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud for the following items of work to include:


Electronic copies of Plans and Specifications may be obtained on or after Friday, January 7, 2022 from the City of Muskegon website, or by request to the Engineering Department via phone or email; 231.724.6707 or Printed copies can be obtained by request from the Engineering Department located at 1350 E. Keating Ave, Muskegon MI, 49442 for a cost of $40.

An amount equal to five percent (5%) of the Bid must be submitted with each Bid Proposal in one of three forms acceptable to the City of Muskegon.

Contract documents may be examined at the following locations:

  • Public Services Building, 1350 E. Keating Ave., Muskegon MI  49442
  • City of Muskegon website:
  • Grand Rapids Builders Exchange

Attention is called to the fact that the City requires: the Contractor consider hiring local work force insofar as possible, not less than the salaries and wages set forth in the Specifications must be paid, 14% minority and 6.9% female are the goals established for participation in each trade, the Contractor must ensure employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against based upon their race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicapped condition nor veteran background, and all pertinent regulations must be complied with. Bids may not be withdrawn within sixty (60) days after bid opening. The City of Muskegon reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any informalities or irregularities in the bidding.

 A non-mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held in the Conference Room at the City of Muskegon Department of Public Works Building located at 1350 E Keating Avenue at 10:00am on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at which time and place any questions regarding this Project should be presented.  Minutes from the Pre-Bid Conference will become an Addendum to the Contract.

                                                                                                  CITY OF MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN

                                                                                                                        By:  Ann Meisch, City Clerk

PUBLISH: 01/7/2022        


The City will provide necessary appropriate auxiliary aids services, for example, signers for the hearing impaired, audio tapes for the visually impaired, etc., for disabled persons who want to attend the meeting, upon twenty-four hour notice to the City.  Contact:

Ann Meisch, City Clerk

City of Muskegon, City Hall

933 Terrace Street, Muskegon, MI  49440

(231) 724-6705 or TDD (231) 724-6773

Marketing and Communications Plan

REQUEST FOR QUOTES: Marketing and Communications Plan

Watch Muskegon
933 Terrace St
Muskegon, MI 49440


Watch Muskegon launched in 2014 as a county-wide, substantially privately funded campaign, supported by a number of local businesses, individuals and passionate Muskegon residents. This inclusive initiative focused on three pillars: Beautification, Education and Marketing. The goal of Watch Muskegon was to improve the overall image of the Muskegon Area to attract new residents, visitors, business and capital investment to Muskegon County. The campaign successfully helped change the perception of the Muskegon Area through several marketing campaigns, beautification projects and new educational trainings. In 2020, the six-year campaign ended. Watch Muskegon has decided to keep the brand alive through a new campaign focused on improving Muskegon’s image to external audiences and encourage remote workers to consider relocating to Muskegon.


Watch Muskegon is seeking a quote to develop and execute a marketing and communications plan for a new image campaign for the Muskegon area. As the community evolves into a well-known and sought out destination, it is clear that an updated community image is needed. Muskegon’s unique combination of art and outdoor assets and variety of housing options provides a competitive marketing advantage over other communities. It provides opportunities to attract visitors, businesses, residents and workforce talent by promoting these unique assets in one combined message.


Now is the time to capture a new audience of potential residents by using inclusive messaging and retargeting efforts. The Watch Muskegon committee has developed new content to attract potential residents and seeks an agency to create and implement a successful marketing and communications plan to share in selected markets of Grand Rapids, Lansing and Chicago.


The chosen agency will develop and implement a marketing and communications plan to attract new residents to the Muskegon area using a unified message of highlighting Muskegon’s arts and cultural, outdoor assets and variety of housing. The agency will be required to use the following strategies and tools:

  • Social media marketing
  • Mobile marketing
  • Geofence marketing
  • Retargeting visitors after they visit Muskegon
  • Search engine optimization
  • Print and digital ad design
  • Billboard placement


Issue Request for Quotes: December 17, 2021

RFQ submittals: January 6, 2022 at 2 pm


In order to assist Watch Muskegon in its evaluations of submissions, the following should be used by agencies when preparing their RFQ’s. This is intended as a guideline only and should not be considered restrictive. Additional material which is felt to be relevant to the submission should also be included.

  1. Corporate Information
    • Years in operation.
    • Number of staff.
    • Summary of your organization and structure.
    • Experience delivering similar campaigns.
    • Outline of other services your company provides.
    • Equivalent information for any additional partners in the bid.
  2. References/Commitment of Key Staff
    • Supply three references from the last 5 years of comparable campaigns performed by your company; include contacts, telephone numbers that you agree the Watch Muskegon committee can contact.
    • Include brief resumes of proposed staff assigned to this project indicating education, professional accomplishments, relevant experience and their specific role or responsibility assigned to this project.
  3. Qualifications
    • Demonstrate experience delivering similar and comparable marketing, public relations and advertising to similar campaigns.
    • Demonstrate strategies you will use to reach desired target markets.
    • Demonstrate your ability to coordinate processes to ensure deadlines are realized.
    • Demonstrate your ability to manage project timelines while maximizing budgets.
    • Demonstrate the ability to execute tactics that support an overall strategic plan.
  4. Approach
    • Provide a preliminary overview of your approach of working with the Watch Muskegon committee.
    • Creativity: describe how you would intend to approach and deliver integrated campaigns that include all mediums utilizing marketing, advertising, digital tools and public relations tools.
    • Innovation: describe how your strategy will position the Muskegon area as the best place to live, work and play.
  5. Proposed pricing
    • Provide a detailed pricing schedule.


Agency selection will be the sole responsibility of the Watch Muskegon committee and will be undertaken at the sole discretion of the Watch Muskegon committee in accordance with the selection criteria below. Quotes will be evaluated by but not limited to the following criteria:

  • Agency approach and client services.
  • Relevant experience in image campaigns.
  • Demonstration of executing campaigns with measurable evidence of success. Experience using research to develop compelling creative and messaging.
  • Ability to encompass a marketing, advertising and public relations campaign into a broader strategic plan.
  • Proposed pricing.

Based on RFQ responses, interviews of finalists may be conducted.


Questions and final proposals must be submitted to the attention of:

Ann Meisch, City Clerk

City of Muskegon


933 Terrace Street Muskegon, MI 49440


Issue Request for Quotes: December 17, 2021

RFQ submittals: January 6, 2022 @ 2 pm

Marketing and Communications Plan RFQ(PDF)

Request for Developer Qualifications – 1144 Third St

The City of Muskegon and Alliance Preferred Properties LLC seek a development partner for a 2.9-acre site at the intersection of 1st and 3rd street, bordered to the North by Houston Avenue. The City and property owner are eager to work with qualified respondents to negotiate a  mutually beneficial arrangement.

Proposals are due December 17, 2021. More information can be found in the attached link.

MEDC and City of Muskegon Release Request for Mixed-Use Developer: 1144 Third St in Downtown Muskegon’s Midtown

Request For Qualifications For Developers To Carry Out Scattered-Site Single-Family Construction Activities


The City of Muskegon(“City”) invites qualified for-profit and/or nonprofit developers (“Developers”) with extensive experience in single-family real estate construction to submit their qualifications for the City’s Scattered-Site Housing Construction Program (“Program”). The City has allocated American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds totaling $5,000,000 to address the need for new housing in our community. The City will utilize these funds to help finance developers to construct market-rate single-family housing throughout our city on a 1 to 1 basis, providing 50% of the construction costs to the developer. 50% of the properties must be sold to homeowners earning less than 125% of the Area Median Income (AMI), as calculated for Muskegon County by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority effective April 1, 2021. Each Developer selected will be required to enter into a Development Agreement with the City. A sample agreement is included as Attachment A as background information; the final form may differ. The City is requesting potential Developers to provide the following services:

  • Acquisition of vacant residential lots
  • Surveying and grading of building sites
  • Construction of new residential buildings
  • Asset management of sites during the development period
  • Sales of constructed homes to eligible households
  • Other eligible activity, as approved by the City

Respondents should transmit their submissions in hard copy only by U.S. Mail, express delivery or hand delivery to the following address by 3:00 PM August 31, 2021:

933 Terrace Street
City Clerk’s Office
Muskegon, MI 49440

The number of Developers selected to participate in the program will be based upon available funding, capacity and qualifications of Developers, and volume of available properties.

Respondents will be notified of the City’s action on proposals within approximately 10 days of the submission deadline.

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