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Page last updated on February 10, 2023 at 1:16 pm

For more information, please contact

Cody Toothman, Housing Programs Manager, 

Housing and Neighborhood Development or 812-349-3401


Andrew Krebbs, Communications Director, Office of the Mayor or 812-349-3406




Workshop Opportunity for Contractors Interested in Bidding on City Projects

Bloomington, Ind.–The Bloomington Housing Authority (BHA), in partnership with the City of Bloomington’s Housing and Neighborhood Development Department (HAND) and Ivy Tech Community College’s Gayle & Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship, is hosting a building contractor workshop to provide opportunities to learn about how to become a contractor to bid on small- to mid-scale construction projects.


The event is scheduled for February 23, 2023, from 9:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m. at Ivy Tech Indiana Center for the Life Sciences at 501 Profile Parkway, Bloomington, IN 47403.


The workshop is open to the public and will provide an opportunity to learn what residential construction projects are available through HAND and the procedures to become pre-qualified building contractors for bidding on upcoming projects.  There will be a short presentation by BHA/HAND as well as open tables for Q&A with organizations important to the process of bidding on City projects, including HAND, BHA, Indiana Small Business Development Center, Indiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center, First Insurance, local lenders and other partners.


The Bloomington Housing Authority and HAND contract out several thousands of dollars in construction and service work annually. This workshop is a way to expand the list of eligible contractors to bid on renovation and general service contracts as well as connect with the local contractor pool. 


Services needed include ADA-compliant home modification, demolition, bringing structures up to the current building code, HVAC, waste disposal, lawn care, painting, cleaning, and shredding. Professional services, including auditing, architecture, and engineering, are also needed. BHA and HAND will host a table to discuss procurement requirements and have pre-qualification packets available for interested contractors and residents.


For more information, contact Housing Programs Manager Cody Toothman at or Rhonda Moore of Bloomington Housing Authority at