04071 Purchasing Department

Find 04071 purchasing departments and procurement offices. Purchasing departments provide information on purchasing, procurement, purchase orders, RFPs, FRQs, bidding, contracts and contracting, proposals, evaluations and processes.

Portland City Purchasing Department 389 Congress Street Portland ME 04101 20.8 miles from 04071 207-874-8654

Biddeford Purchasing Department 205 Main Street Biddeford ME 04005 29.9 miles from 04071 207-284-9105

Rochester Purchasing Department 31 Wakefield Street Rochester NH 03867 50.3 miles from 04071 603-335-7589

Maine State Purchasing Department 9 State House Sta Augusta ME 04333 52.0 miles from 04071 207-624-7340

Dover Purchasing Department 288 Central Avenue Dover NH 03820 54.9 miles from 04071 603-516-6030

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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.