20637 Purchasing Department

Find 20637 purchasing departments and procurement offices. Purchasing departments provide information on purchasing, procurement, purchase orders, RFPs, FRQs, bidding, contracts and contracting, proposals, evaluations and processes.

Fairfax County Purchasing Department # A, 6800 Industrial Rd Springfield VA 22151 29.7 miles from 20637 703-658-3712

Arlington County Purchasing Department 2100 North Clarendon Boulevard Arlington VA 22201 30.9 miles from 20637 703-228-3410

Vienna Purchasing Department 127 Center Street South Vienna VA 22180 37.7 miles from 20637 703-255-6359

Fairfax County Purchasing Department 12000 Government Center Parkway Fairfax VA 22035 39.6 miles from 20637 703-324-3201

Howard County Purchasing Department 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive Columbia MD 21046 45.6 miles from 20637 410-313-6370

Spotsylvania County Purchasing Department 8800 Courthouse Road Spotsylvania VA 22553 50.4 miles from 20637 540-507-7586

Baltimore Purchasing Department 111 North Calvert Street Baltimore MD 21202 53.5 miles from 20637 410-396-3616

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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.