18071 Purchasing Department

Find 18071 purchasing departments and procurement offices. Purchasing departments provide information on purchasing, procurement, purchase orders, RFPs, FRQs, bidding, contracts and contracting, proposals, evaluations and processes.

Carbon County Purchasing Department 2 Hazard Square Jim Thorpe PA 18229 9.8 miles from 18071 570-325-8988

Warren County Purchasing Department 165 County Road 519 Belvidere NJ 07823 24.9 miles from 18071 908-475-6573

Hanover Township Purchasing Department 1000 Wilkes Barre Street Wilkes-Barre PA 18706 34.3 miles from 18071 570-822-0399

Reading Purchasing Department 633 Court Street Reading PA 19601 39.5 miles from 18071 610-478-6168

Bridgewater Township Purchasing Department 700 Garretson Road Bridgewater NJ 08807 51.4 miles from 18071 908-725-3365

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.