Find 12834 purchasing departments and procurement offices. Purchasing departments provide information on purchasing, procurement, purchase orders, RFPs, FRQs, bidding, contracts and contracting, proposals, evaluations and processes.
Saratoga Springs Purchasing Department 474 Broadway Saratoga Springs NY 12866 14.3 miles from 12834 518-587-3550
Glens Falls City Purchasing Department 42 Ridge Street Glens Falls NY 12801 16.6 miles from 12834 518-761-3817
Saratoga County Purchasing Department 50 West High Street Ballston Spa NY 12020 18.8 miles from 12834 518-885-2210
Watervliet Purchasing Department 2 15th Street Watervliet NY 12189 27.4 miles from 12834 518-270-3820
Schenectady County Purchasing Department 620 State Street Schenectady NY 12305 29.6 miles from 12834 518-388-4241
Albany County Purchasing Department 112 State Street Albany NY 12207 33.3 miles from 12834 518-447-7140
Pittsfield Purchasing Department 70 Allen Street Pittsfield MA 01201 46.3 miles from 12834 413-499-9470
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.