17536 Purchasing Department

Find 17536 purchasing departments and procurement offices. Purchasing departments provide information on purchasing, procurement, purchase orders, RFPs, FRQs, bidding, contracts and contracting, proposals, evaluations and processes.

Lancaster County Purchasing Department 50 North Duke Street Lancaster PA 17602 18.0 miles from 17536 717-299-8258

Cecil County Purchasing Department 218 North Street Elkton MD 21921 20.9 miles from 17536 410-996-5395

Chester County Purchasing Department 2 North High Street West Chester PA 19380 26.0 miles from 17536 610-344-6325

Reading Purchasing Department 633 Court Street Reading PA 19601 34.7 miles from 17536 610-478-6168

York County Purchasing Department 28 East Market Street York PA 17401 35.5 miles from 17536 717-771-9269

Baltimore Purchasing Department 111 North Calvert Street Baltimore MD 21202 48.0 miles from 17536 410-396-3616

Harrisburg Purchasing Department 10 N 2nd St Harrisburg PA 17101 51.4 miles from 17536 717-255-6472

Cherry Hill Purchasing Department 820 Mercer Street Cherry Hill Mall NJ 08002 55.6 miles from 17536 856-488-7848

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.