Apply to the Clean-Up and Board-Up Program

Apply for clean up work to keep our City, neighborhoods and community clean, safe and free of blight.

Clean-Up Program

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(510) 238-3381

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There are no clean up bids at this time. Please check back for updates.

Apply to become a Clean-Up/Board-Up Contractor


The City of Oakland is seeking Contractor’s for Cleanup work that may require: Cleaning, fencing, removal of trash, debris, vegetation, appliances etc. removal of graffiti, securing buildings, minor repairs etc.

Interested applicants must provide proof of the following:
- State Contractor’s License: A, B, C-12, C-33, C-57, C61
- City of Oakland Business License
- Worker’s Compensation
- Liability Insurance ($500,000.00 minimum)
- W-9 (Original)

General Information the Clean-Up/Board-Up Program

Bid List
Each blighted property to be bid includes the address, parcel number, description of the work, and graph photos. Bid packages are available on this web link.

Bid Submittal
Bids will be accepted no later than 3:30 p.m. on the first week day following the bid posting (typically Monday). Bid quotes must be submitted on the forms provided. Bids forms must be signed. Bids must be sealed. Incomplete bids will be rejected. Contractors are invited to attend the bid opening at 3:30 p.m. on the first week day following the bid posting.

Awarded Bids
Contractor’s who have been awarded a contract will be contacted the day after the bid opening no later than 2:00 p.m. Notices to Proceed will be available for signing at 3:00 p.m. within two days following the notice of an awarded contract.

Emergency Contracts

Contractors will be notified by telephone to meet at the blighted property where an Inspector will accept bid quotes and award a bid. Work should proceed immediately upon award. The contract will be prepared at the office and the awarded Contractor will be contacted for signature.

Completed Jobs
All contract work must be completed within 5 working days from the date of the Notice to Proceed. Final documents i.e., dump receipts, photos, and contractor’s invoice must be hand delivered to Building Services/Inspections Counter.