BPS Department of the President

The Board of Public Service (BPS) Department of the President is responsible for all public works and improvements undertaken by the City or in which the City is interested and prepares all plans and specifications thereof, except where supervision work or preparation is otherwise provided by the member departments of the Board of Public Service.


Richard T. Bradley, P.E.
President, Board of Public Service
(314) 589-6645
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Roles and Responsibilities

The Board of Public Service (BPS) Office of the President is responsible for the:
  • planning, design, contract letting, and construction of public works for the City of St. Louis.
  • management and budget oversight for the City's Equipment Services Division, the Facilities Management Division, and the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum.

The BPS President presides over the weekly meetings of the Board of Public Service.

The BPS President is appointed by the Mayor. Current BPS President Bradley was appointed by Mayor Slay in June of 2009 and re-appointed by Mayor Lyda Krewson in 2017.

Divisions Reporting to the President's Office

Construction Division
The Construction Division ensures that public works projects for the City of St. Louis are completed in a quality, cost effective, and timely manner.

Contracts Division
The Contracts Division is the contracting agency for City public works projects.

Design Division
The BPS Design Division is responsible for management of the entire design process and preparation of bid documents for all construction projects for the City-owned buildings, bridges, streets, alleys, parks and other facilities.

Equipment Services Division
The Board of Public Service Equipment Services Division operates garages and refueling sites.

Facilities Management Division
The Board of Public Service Facilities Management Division maintains and repairs buildings, parks, and facilities that are City owned.

Office of the Secretary
The Office of the Secretary manages Board of Public Service meeting materials and issues permits on behalf of the Board.

Planning and Programming Division
The Board of Public Service Planning and Programming Division addresses transportation issues and develops capital improvement projects on property owned and maintained by the City.

Consultants and Contractors

For detailed information on Requests For Proposals (RFPs) for professional services, and plans for City projects available for bid

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