Find 02808 purchasing departments and procurement offices. Purchasing departments provide information on purchasing, procurement, purchase orders, RFPs, FRQs, bidding, contracts and contracting, proposals, evaluations and processes.
Narragansett Purchasing Department 25 5th Avenue Narragansett Pier RI 02882 14.8 miles from 02808 401-782-0644
Norwich Purchasing Department 100 Broadway Norwich CT 06360 18.8 miles from 02808 860-823-3706
New Bedford Purchasing Department 133 William Street New Bedford MA 02740 45.3 miles from 02808 508-979-1433
Manchester Purchasing Department 494 Main Street Manchester CT 06040 47.3 miles from 02808 860-647-3031
Glastonbury Purchasing Department 2155 Main Street Glastonbury CT 06033 49.0 miles from 02808 860-652-7588
East Hartford Purchasing Department 740 Main Street East Hartford CT 06108 52.5 miles from 02808 860-291-7270
Newington Purchasing Department 131 Cedar Street Newington CT 06111 54.5 miles from 02808 860-665-8513
Meriden Purchasing Department 142 East Main Street Meriden CT 06450 54.9 miles from 02808 203-630-4115
For small-scale contracts, the Purchasing Department will typically contact vendors directly for the purpose of obtaining quotes. For larger contracts, RFP or bid announcements are usually posted in local print publications, relevant trade publications, and on the agency's website. Many Purchasing Departments offer online registration that sends email alerts to vendors when RFPs or bid announcements are issued.
For commodities and other items that are procured using a formal bid process, the lowest priced proposal generally must be awarded the contract. However, a bid must comply with all specifications in the bid documents as well as all insurance and other requirements. Vendors with performance issues on prior contracts may also be disqualified. For RFPs and RFQs, pricing is only one consideration among many in awarding a contract.
Purchasing Departments generally accept proposals from outside their jurisdiction's boundaries. In some counties and local governments, the Charter may allow for some preference to local businesses.