Notice To Bidders/Notice of Projects


The City of Ottumwa, Iowa is seeking proposals from qualified firms/providers of consultant services to perform a new Comprehensive Plan. The City of Ottumwa will accept proposals from firms interested in providing the requested services. Proposals must be received no later than 4:30 P.M. on Tuesday January 16, 2018. If there are questions regarding this request for proposals, please contact Kevin C. Flanagan, City Planner, in writing at Answers will be provided by email and will be accessible to all interested parties. The City retains the right to amend this request for proposals at any time.

Comprehensive Plan Request for Proposal




The City of Ottumwa is receiving sealed bids for the rental of approximately 200 acres of hay ground at the Ottumwa Regional Airport.

Bid Documents may be obtained from the Airport supervisor at the Ottumwa Regional Airport Office located at the Airport Terminal Building at 14802 Terminal St.  Information may be obtained by calling 641-683-0619. All bids must be filed with the City Clerk on or before 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at City Clerk, 105 E. 3rd St., Ottumwa, IA 52501 and plainly marked:


Airport Invitation to Bidders

Airport Hayground Lease

Airport Hayground Bid Form




The City of Ottumwa is accepting bids for the house and property at 1707 W. Fifth St. The structure is placarded as unfit for habitation and must be repaired to at least the minimum standards of the City’s building codes before anyone can move in. We will accept bids until 2PM on November 14, 2017. Click on the link for details and a bid packet!

1707 W. Fifth Bid Packet




*Asbestos Removal and Demolition of 435 N. Jefferson




See our list of City Owned Vacant Lots for Potential Development. Some are vacant lots, some are lots with houses. Offers to purchase must be submitted on a completed purchase offer form along with a deposit. Purchase of City owned property is subject to a public hearing and formal approval by the City Council. Completed the purchase offer forms can be sent or delivered to: Ottumwa City Clerk’s Office, 105 E. Third St. Ottumwa, IA 52501. The minimum price for each lot shall be $500 per lot, except that the minimum per lot price shall be $250 to owners of adjacent properties. If the City has owned the lot for more than 5 years, the minimum lot price shall be $250 to the general public and $125 for an adjacent property owner. If more than one adjacent property owner wants to purchase the lot, sealed bids will be accepted. The City Council may consider modifying the minimum price. A development agreement with the buyer may be required when the City Council approves a modification of the minimum price.





North Ferry Street and Richmond Avenue Mini-Roundabout Project – 2017

Catch Basin Replacement Program – 2017

Asphalt Street Program – 2017

Osage Drive Reconstruction Project – 2017

Fox Sauk Road Reconstruction Project – 2017

Sheridan Avenue Reconstruction Project – 2017

Davis Street Reconstruction Project – 2017



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Effective July 1, 2016, there are three specific ways in which the Notice to Bidders must be posted in Iowa:
1. In a relevant contractor plan room service with statewide circulation.     Master Builders of Iowa
2. In a relevant construction lead generating service with statewide circulation.     Master Builders of Iowa
3. On an internet site sponsored by either a governmental entity or a statewide association that represents the governmental entity.  This page is the designated site for Notice to Bidders for the City of Ottumwa, Iowa.  


City of Ottumwa
105 E. Third Street
Ottumwa, IA 52501