03218 Purchasing Department

Find 03218 purchasing departments and procurement offices. Purchasing departments provide information on purchasing, procurement, purchase orders, RFPs, FRQs, bidding, contracts and contracting, proposals, evaluations and processes.


Rochester Purchasing Department 31 Wakefield Street Rochester NH 03867 15.3 miles from 03218 603-335-7589


New Hampshire Purchasing Department 25 Capitol Street Concord NH 03301 16.0 miles from 03218 603-271-2201

Dover Purchasing Department 288 Central Avenue Dover NH 03820 22.6 miles from 03218 603-516-6030

Haverhill Purchasing Department 4 Summer Street Haverhill MA 01830 40.0 miles from 03218 978-374-2309

Nashua Purchasing Department 229 Main Street Nashua NH 03060 41.2 miles from 03218 603-589-3330

Methuen Purchasing Department 41 Pleasant Street Methuen Town MA 01844 42.3 miles from 03218 978-983-8535

Biddeford Purchasing Department 205 Main Street Biddeford ME 04005 42.6 miles from 03218 207-284-9105

Andover Purchasing Department 36 Bartlet Street Andover MA 01810 47.8 miles from 03218 978-623-8253

Lowell City Purchasing Department 375 Merrimack Street Lowell MA 01852 47.8 miles from 03218 978-970-4110

Ipswich Purchasing Department 30 South Main Street Ipswich MA 01938 50.7 miles from 03218 978-356-6608

Portland City Purchasing Department 389 Congress Street Portland ME 04101 55.7 miles from 03218 207-874-8654

How do vendors learn about contracting opportunities?

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.

Do Purchasing Departments always select the vendor with the lowest priced bid or proposal?

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.

May vendors and contractors from other jurisdictions do business with the Purchasing Department?

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.