Doing Business with Us

Can You Dig It?

Because of the surge in COVID-19 cases, the annual Louisville MSD “Can You Dig It?” event scheduled for Thursday, January 20, was converted from in-person to virtual. The event, led by the Procurement, Supplier Diversity and Community Benefits offices, lets contractors learn about upcoming capital construction projects and other contract opportunities in 2022.
Those interested in knowing more about these opportunities with Louisville MSD and Louisville Water are invited to watch the video below and learn more at the following links:



COVID-19 Policy notice to all consultants, contractors, suppliers, and vendors providing services or performing work in MSD owned, leased or operated facilities

The Board of the Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD), on November 15, 2021, in the interest of providing and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace for its employees, adopted a policy on infectious diseases. In the case of the current COVID pandemic, it calls for Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination or weekly testing. Read more here.

Louisville MSD is proud to be an economic engine in our community and beyond. We offer businesses large and small opportunity to work with us toward our vision of safe, clean waterways for our community.

Visit Bonfire Planroom and for more information.

Click here to learn more about our monthly informational sessions. 

Learn about our Procurement rules.

Learn about our Terms and Conditions.



Disparity Study

Louisville MSD commissioned Mason Tillman Associates to conduct a disparity study that would encompass the availability of businesses ready, willing, and able to do business with MSD, as well as, an analysis of MSD’s procurement practices and date.

The final results of this study are available here. The executive summary of this study is available here. The disparity findings presentation is available here. The disparity study FAQs is available here.

Supplier Diversity Program

MSD encourages minority and woman-owned businesses to compete for MSD work in all our core business areas comprised of construction, engineering and other professional services, and the purchases of commodity goods and related services.

For more information click here

Small Local Business Enterprise Program

The Small Local Business Enterprise Program is a commitment to stimulating economic development and promoting equal opportunity for small businesses in Jefferson and Oldham counties in Kentucky. Qualifying projects range from $30,000 to $149,999.99 and contracts are awarded based on the lowest, responsive, responsible bid.

Local Labor Preference

MSD projects are paid for with public funds. Our Local Labor Preference ensures that more of these dollars will remain in the community for the benefit of the local economy.

On Monday, December 18, 2017, the MSD Board voted to approve a new threshold for MSD’s Local Labor Preference for construction contracts. The new threshold is for construction contracts of more than $5 million. Previously, MSD procurement regulations required a Local Labor Preference for construction contracts of more than $10 million.

Local Labor is defined as individuals who have a primary legal residence within Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Meade, Nelson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties in Kentucky; and, Clark, Floyd, Harrison and Washington counties in Indiana.

MSD’s online portal,, connects our contract holders with potential community workers. Contractors can post available jobs, while individuals and area workforce development agencies can view the opportunities and upload résumés.

To view an informational video, click here.