21727 Purchasing Department

Find 21727 purchasing departments and procurement offices. Purchasing departments provide information on purchasing, procurement, purchase orders, RFPs, FRQs, bidding, contracts and contracting, proposals, evaluations and processes.

Frederick County Purchasing Department 12 East Church Street Frederick MD 21701 19.4 miles from 21727 301-694-1067

York County Purchasing Department 28 East Market Street York PA 17401 37.2 miles from 21727 717-771-9269

Howard County Purchasing Department 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive Columbia MD 21046 44.8 miles from 21727 410-313-6370

Harrisburg Purchasing Department 10 N 2nd St Harrisburg PA 17101 46.0 miles from 21727 717-255-6472

Baltimore Purchasing Department 111 North Calvert Street Baltimore MD 21202 47.1 miles from 21727 410-396-3616

Clarke County Purchasing Department 102 North Church Street Berryville VA 22611 50.8 miles from 21727 540-955-5120

Vienna Purchasing Department 127 Center Street South Vienna VA 22180 54.6 miles from 21727 703-255-6359

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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.