Bids/Vendor Information

Leelanau County has joined the Michigan Intergovernmental Trade Network (MITN), an online purchasing site utilized by several government agencies.  County bid opportunities will be posted to the MITN site as they are available.

Vendors interest in providing products or services to Leelanau County should register online with MITN.  Vendors can join and search for bid opportunities on MITN at no cost or may choose to purchase a subscription from MITN to receive notifications of new bid opportunities as they are posted by other agencies.  To register or view registration options, visit the MITN website.

We appreciate your interest in becoming a vendor and your participation on the MITN site.  If you require assistance with registration, please contact the MITN support department toll free at 1-800-835-4603.

All qualified vendors are invited to compete for Leelanau County's business.

County Designated Assessor Sought

On behalf of its 11 townships and 3 incorporated villages, Leelanau County is seeking a qualified individual to serve as the County Designated Assessor, which will be designated by an Interlocal Agreement executed between the County Board of Commissioners and a majority of the Assessing Districts in the County.  The individual designated as the County’s Designated Assessor must be approved by the State Tax Commission.

The County Designated Assessor must be an individual qualified and certified by the State Tax Commission as an Advanced Assessing Officer or Master Assessing Officer. The appointment of an individual as Designated Assessor does not create an employment or paid contractual relationship with the County.  The Designated Assessor shall have no responsibilities as Designated Assessor during the period in which he or she is not acting as an assessor of record for an Assessing District within the County, other than to remain certified and in good standing.   

The County Designated Assessor may charge an Assessing District that is required to contract with the County Designated Assessor a reasonable rate of compensation (e.g., periodic payment on a per parcel basis) and reimbursement of costs.  The Assessing District shall pay reasonable compensation to the Designated Assessor, and be responsible to pay the reasonable costs incurred by the County Designated Assessor in serving as the Assessing District’s Assessor of record, including, but not limited to, the cost of overseeing and administering the annual assessment, preparing and defending the assessment roll, costs incurred in appeals to the Michigan Tax Tribunal (i.e., appraisal costs, expert witness fees and attorney fees), and operating the assessing office (including employment of additional staff necessary to bring the Assessing District into compliance). 

The services to be provided by the Designated Assessor to the contracting Assessing District include: preparation of assessment rolls, establishing a plan to correct deficiencies found in the State Tax Commission audit, timely delivery of documents and execution of forms, attendance at Board of Review meetings, handling property tax appeals filed with the Michigan Tax Tribunal (either directly or through legal counsel), timely reporting and meetings with local officials of the Assessing District, and responsibility for overseeing assessing staff members of the Assessing District.

Applications for this contracted position will be taken until it is approved by a majority of the Assessing Districts.

Description of Position - Designated County Assessor

Current Bid Opportunities:

Leelanau County is seeking proposals from interested, experienced, and qualified vendors for asphalt repair, seal-coating, and striping services for the Leelanau County Government Center Complex, including the Government Center and the Law Enforcement Center. More information is available at - Proposals are due by 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 10, 2020.

Leelanau County is seeking proposals from interested, experienced, and qualified vendors experienced in site development and cell tower construction for the purpose of building a new cell phone tower at the County Government Center Complex located at 8527 E. Government Center Dr., Suttons Bay, MI 49682. More information is available at Proposals are due by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 10, 2020.

Current Auction Opportunities:

Currently, there are no auctions at this time.


For more information on the Michigan Intergovernmental Trade Network's Auction site and to register, please visit the MITN Surplus Auction site.

If you are already registered, log in and visit the Main Auction page.


This page last updated on 6/29/2020.