Doing Business with PWSA

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) contracts with engineering firms, construction companies, professional consultants, and a variety of vendors to provide the equipment and supplies needed to deliver water services to the City of Pittsburgh. From infrastructure projects to modernize our facilities, contractors to support our operational work, and the materials needed to treat and process water, many of our contracts range from several thousand dollars to several million dollars depending upon the project and scope of work. 

It’s important that companies interested in bidding on or submitting proposals can easily find the information they need to participate in these opportunities. The following information lists current opportunities, describes the process, and will help you get started. 


Current Solicitations


Request for Proposals for a Unified Communications System, PWSA Project No. PWSA92

Through the issuance of this Request for Proposals (RFP), the Authority is interested in soliciting proposals (Proposals) from firms that are financially and technically qualified to provide a Unified Communications System to replace the current PBX system, which is outdated and has limited functional capability.   

All proposals MUST be submitted in accordance with the solicitation that can be obtained by sending an e-mail to  There will be no charge for the solicitation, as it will be sent via e-mail. All questions relating to the solicitation itself shall be directed to Autumn Barna, Procurement Manager, via e-mail:, no later than March 8, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. EST.

All Offerors interested in submitting a proposal in response to this solicitation are invited to attend a Pre-Proposal Meeting, to be held on February 28, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. EST in the Authority’s Conference Room, 1200 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.  The purpose of this meeting is to give an overview of the contract requirements and to allow Offerors to ask questions. 


Proposals are due March 27, 2018 at 4:00 P.M. EST. 


Preliminary Bid Results

Preliminary Bid Results are as read at the Public Bid Opening and are subject to verification.  A detailed Bid Tabulation will be available after award.


Invitation for Bids for the 2018 Lead Service Line Replacement Contract

PWSA Project NO. 2018-325-100-0


Invitation for Bids for the Smallman Reconstruction Project

PWSA Project Number NO. 2017-424-113-0


Invitation for Bids for the 2018 Urgent Water Repair Contract

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2018-0ps-100-0


Invitation for Bids for the Purchase of an Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrophotometer (ICP-MS)



Recent Awards

There are currently no recently awarded contracts. 


Finding out about contractual opportunities with PWSA

Vendors interested in contracting opportunities with the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority should register with the City of Pittsburgh’s BEACON website to receive push notifications when opportunities come available. We also list opportunities on this page and partner with the following organizations listed below to advertise and share bid notifications. 
City of Pittsburgh BEACON website
African American Chamber of Commerce of Western PA
Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council
New Pittsburgh Courier
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Submitting a Bid or Proposal

Contractors, consultants, and vendors interested in submitting a bid or proposal in response to an advertised solicitation should be sure to follow the instructions provided in the announcement and/or solicitation.

Awarding Contracts

The PWSA Board of Directors approves the award of contracts, when required by the Delegation of Authority, at monthly public PWSA Board Meetings. Our meetings are held on the last Friday of each month unless otherwise noted or announced. 


For more information about PWSA’s purchasing requirements and procedures, please contact: 
Autumn Barna
Procurement Manager