Shelby County Purchasing Department

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

Macon County Purchasing Department 141 South Main Street Decatur IL 62523 32.6 miles from Shelby County 217-424-1424

Normal Purchasing Department 11 Uptown Circle Normal IL 61761 78.2 miles from Shelby County 309-454-9556

Princeton Purchasing Department 310 West State Street Princeton IN 47670 97.0 miles from Shelby County 812-385-3231

Lafayette Purchasing Department 20 North 6th Street Lafayette IN 47901 123.8 miles from Shelby County 765-807-1150

Marion County Purchasing Department 200 East Washington Street Indianapolis IN 46204 143.3 miles from Shelby County 317-327-4900

Owensboro Purchasing Department 101 East 4th Street Owensboro KY 42303 143.9 miles from Shelby County 270-687-8431

Will County Purchasing Department 302 North Chicago Street Joliet IL 60432 152.9 miles from Shelby County 815-740-4605

Chicago Heights Purchasing Department 1601 Chicago Road Chicago Heights IL 60411 158.5 miles from Shelby County 708-756-5340

Aurora City Purchasing Department 44 East Downer Place Aurora IL 60505 165.8 miles from Shelby County 630-844-3618

Naperville Purchasing Department 400 South Eagle Street Naperville IL 60540 168.3 miles from Shelby County 630-420-6064

Gary Purchasing Department 401 Broadway Gary IN 46402 171.5 miles from Shelby County 219-881-1340

Fulton City Purchasing Department 1024 Westminster Avenue Fulton MO 65251 173.0 miles from Shelby County 573-592-4992

Anderson Purchasing Department 120 East 8th Street Anderson IN 46016 173.2 miles from Shelby County 765-648-6182

Scott County Purchasing Department 400 West 4th Street Davenport IA 52801 174.9 miles from Shelby County 563-326-8793

St Charles Purchasing Department 2 East Main Street St. Charles IL 60174 176.6 miles from Shelby County 630-377-4449

Cook County Purchasing Department 118 North Clark Street Chicago IL 60602 183.2 miles from Shelby County 312-603-5370

Elgin Purchasing Department 150 Dexter Court Elgin IL 60120 185.4 miles from Shelby County 847-931-5605

Muncie Purchasing Department 300 North High Street Muncie IN 47305 189.6 miles from Shelby County 765-747-4833

Jefferson City Purchasing Department 301 West High Street Jefferson MO 65101 189.7 miles from Shelby County 573-751-2387

Boone County Purchasing Department 601 East Ash Street Columbia MO 65201 191.5 miles from Shelby County 573-886-8349

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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.