Find 12173 purchasing departments and procurement offices. Purchasing departments provide information on purchasing, procurement, purchase orders, RFPs, FRQs, bidding, contracts and contracting, proposals, evaluations and processes.
Columbia County Purchasing Department 401 State Street Hudson NY 12534 9.0 miles from 12173 518-828-2031
Albany County Purchasing Department 112 State Street Albany NY 12207 18.7 miles from 12173 518-447-7140
Watervliet Purchasing Department 2 15th Street Watervliet NY 12189 24.1 miles from 12173 518-270-3820
Pittsfield Purchasing Department 70 Allen Street Pittsfield MA 01201 26.3 miles from 12173 413-499-9470
Schenectady County Purchasing Department 620 State Street Schenectady NY 12305 31.1 miles from 12173 518-388-4241
Ulster County Purchasing Department 310 Flatbush Avenue Kingston NY 12401 32.5 miles from 12173 845-340-3400
Saratoga County Purchasing Department 50 West High Street Ballston Spa NY 12020 43.2 miles from 12173 518-885-2210
Poughkeepsie Purchasing Department 62 Civic Center Plaza Poughkeepsie NY 12601 47.3 miles from 12173 845-451-4048
Saratoga Springs Purchasing Department 474 Broadway Saratoga Springs NY 12866 48.6 miles from 12173 518-587-3550
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.