Administering bids, quotes and RFPs can be complex, time-consuming, and expensive. Onvia's DemandStar®, a free service for government agencies, streamlines the procurement process by allowing agencies to manage the bid/proposal process electronically.

Today, some 400 agencies throughout the nation – from city and county governments, housing authorities and fire departments to school districts and port authorities – rely on DemandStar as their e-procurement platform.

DemandStar features two Internet-based components:

BidWire®/E-Bidding (for formal bids and RFP)

  • Automatically notify vendors of your bids and RFPs via email
  • Distribute bid and RFP documents and specs online – no more expensive copying and mailing of documents, blueprints and forms
  • Track all vendor bid activity online and verify that vendors have received bid documents and addenda
  • Receive vendors’ bids and proposals online
  • Research our ever-growing library of more than 100,000 proposal/quote documents for help with developing your own bids and RFPs

QuoteWire® (for informal quotes)

  • Solicit quotes electronically – no need for multiple phone calls to vendors
  • Receive quotes electronically, with automatic tabulation of responses
  • Evaluate quotes online quickly and easily
  • Notify vendors automatically of awards

And DemandStar’s Bid Board feature lets you link from your agency website to a complete listing of all your agency’s active bids and RFPs that’s updated automatically.

To learn more about how your agency can benefit from DemandStar, call us toll-free at (800) 575-1736 or visit