Doing Business with the City


Each year, the City of Chesapeake makes purchases and enters into contracts for millions of dollars worth of goods and services. These contracts range from food to office supplies, computers, equipment leases, building services, and roadway construction. Our suppliers include firms, individuals, licensed professionals, contractors, and others.

The City of Chesapeake seeks to purchase goods and services at competitive prices, and encourages all qualified vendors to submit bids/proposals. The City of Chesapeake recognizes the need for vendors to understand how the public procurement process works if they are to be successful.

For additional information on how to do business with the City of Chesapeake click here.


Guide to Procurement Opportunities

The City of Chesapeake utilizes the services of Onvia DemandStar, an online government purchasing database. Onvia DemandStar brings together government agencies and suppliers and enables us to improve our service by providing automatic bid notification and instant access to bid information via the Web.

If you are a vendor interested in doing business with the City of Chesapeake, you can register with Onvia DemandStar and be notified by e-mail when the City of Chesapeake post bids that interest you.

Questions regarding the registration process should be directed to Onvia DemandStar, call Onvia at (800) 711-1712 or visit

Vendors are not obligated to register with Onvia DemandStar to do business with the City of Chesapeake.

To register as a vendor with Chesapeake’s Procurement Department, click here.