21031 Purchasing Department

Find 21031 purchasing departments and procurement offices. Purchasing departments provide information on purchasing, procurement, purchase orders, RFPs, FRQs, bidding, contracts and contracting, proposals, evaluations and processes.

Baltimore Purchasing Department 111 North Calvert Street Baltimore MD 21202 13.8 miles from 21031 410-396-3616

Howard County Purchasing Department 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive Columbia MD 21046 22.3 miles from 21031 410-313-6370

York County Purchasing Department 28 East Market Street York PA 17401 33.0 miles from 21031 717-771-9269

Frederick County Purchasing Department 12 East Church Street Frederick MD 21701 40.4 miles from 21031 301-694-1067

Lancaster County Purchasing Department 50 North Duke Street Lancaster PA 17602 42.5 miles from 21031 717-299-8258

Cecil County Purchasing Department 218 North Street Elkton MD 21921 44.9 miles from 21031 410-996-5395

Arlington County Purchasing Department 2100 North Clarendon Boulevard Arlington VA 22201 47.2 miles from 21031 703-228-3410

Vienna Purchasing Department 127 Center Street South Vienna VA 22180 51.9 miles from 21031 703-255-6359

Harrisburg Purchasing Department 10 N 2nd St Harrisburg PA 17101 54.7 miles from 21031 717-255-6472

Fairfax County Purchasing Department # A, 6800 Industrial Rd Springfield VA 22151 55.2 miles from 21031 703-658-3712

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.