Find 20155 purchasing departments and procurement offices. Purchasing departments provide information on purchasing, procurement, purchase orders, RFPs, FRQs, bidding, contracts and contracting, proposals, evaluations and processes.
Fairfax County Purchasing Department 12000 Government Center Parkway Fairfax VA 22035 14.4 miles from 20155 703-324-3201
Vienna Purchasing Department 127 Center Street South Vienna VA 22180 20.0 miles from 20155 703-255-6359
Fairfax County Purchasing Department # A, 6800 Industrial Rd Springfield VA 22151 23.6 miles from 20155 703-658-3712
Arlington County Purchasing Department 2100 North Clarendon Boulevard Arlington VA 22201 29.2 miles from 20155 703-228-3410
Clarke County Purchasing Department 102 North Church Street Berryville VA 22611 30.6 miles from 20155 540-955-5120
Spotsylvania County Purchasing Department 8800 Courthouse Road Spotsylvania VA 22553 42.4 miles from 20155 540-507-7586
Frederick County Purchasing Department 12 East Church Street Frederick MD 21701 43.2 miles from 20155 301-694-1067
Howard County Purchasing Department 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive Columbia MD 21046 50.9 miles from 20155 410-313-6370
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.