24179 Purchasing Department

Find 24179 purchasing departments and procurement offices. Purchasing departments provide information on purchasing, procurement, purchase orders, RFPs, FRQs, bidding, contracts and contracting, proposals, evaluations and processes.

Roanoke County Purchasing Department 5204 Bernard Drive Cave Spring VA 24018 10.7 miles from 24179 540-772-2061

Salem Purchasing Department 114 N Broad St Salem VA 24153 13.7 miles from 24179 540-375-3063

Franklin County Purchasing Department 250 School Service Rd Rocky Mount VA 24151 19.1 miles from 24179 540-483-5538

Blacksburg Purchasing Department 300 South Main Street Blacksburg VA 24060 33.4 miles from 24179 540-961-1140

Lexington Purchasing Department 314 SMITH Holw Lexington VA 24450 37.0 miles from 24179 540-464-7323

Danville Purchasing Department 427 Patton St Danville VA 24541 53.5 miles from 24179 434-799-6528

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About Purchasing Departments

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.