Find 13431 purchasing departments and procurement offices. Purchasing departments provide information on purchasing, procurement, purchase orders, RFPs, FRQs, bidding, contracts and contracting, proposals, evaluations and processes.
Utica Purchasing Department 1 Kennedy Plaza Utica NY 13502 11.1 miles from 13431 315-792-0121
Rome Purchasing Department 198 North Washington Street Rome NY 13440 19.4 miles from 13431 315-339-7665
Oneonta Purchasing Department 258 Main Street Oneonta NY 13820 52.1 miles from 13431 607-432-0410
North Syracuse Purchasing Department 600 South Bay Road North Syracuse NY 13212 53.4 miles from 13431 315-458-0900
Syracuse Purchasing Department 233 East Washington Street Syracuse NY 13202 55.3 miles from 13431 315-448-8444
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.