IFB - Purchase of Handguns, Ammunition and Holsters


The City's Police Department has issued an Invitation for Bid ("IFB") for the purchase of handguns, ammunition and holsters, from Vendors who are authorized to sell firearms to Kentucky Law Enforcement and who maintain a valid Federal Firearms License (FFL).  The City's Police Department is seeking to purchase new handguns and accessories, as well as trade-in existing handguns currently being used by staff.  All submissions must meet the specifications as detailed in the attached bid documents. 

Submissions must be received and timestamped by the 1st Floor, Finance Department Window, 20 W. Pike Street, Covington KY 41011 no later than 10:00 a.m., prevailing time, Friday, August 23rd, 2019.   Bids should be submitted in a sealed envelope plainly marked with following statement:  “SEALED BID FOR PURCHASE OF HANDGUNS, AMMUNITION, AND HOLSTERS - DO NOT OPEN WITH REGULAR MAIL”

Sealed Bids must be mailed or physically delivered to: 

Finance Department
First Floor Window
City Hall 
City of Covington, KY  
20 W. Pike Street
Covington, Kentucky 41011

Sealed bids will be publicly opened and read by the City Clerk in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 20 West Pike Street, 1st Floor, immediately following the close of the bid. The Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Award shall be made to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, as permitted by KRS 45A.365. A reciprocal preference will be afforded for resident bidders of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, in accordance with KRS 45A.494.

Questions? Should be directed to Lt. Justin Wietholter, at JWietholter@covingtonky.gov, or (859) 292-2362.