23891 Purchasing Department

Find 23891 purchasing departments and procurement offices. Purchasing departments provide information on purchasing, procurement, purchase orders, RFPs, FRQs, bidding, contracts and contracting, proposals, evaluations and processes.

Hopewell Purchasing Department # 322, 300 N Main St Hopewell VA 23860 18.0 miles from 23891 804-541-2205

Franklin Purchasing Department 207 W 2nd Ave Franklin VA 23851 30.3 miles from 23891 757-562-8532

James City County Purchasing Department 101 Mounts Bay Road Williamsburg VA 23185 32.1 miles from 23891 757-253-6646

Virginia State Purchasing Department # 6th, 1111 E Broad St Richmond VA 23219 35.8 miles from 23891 804-786-3842

Newport News Purchasing Department 2400 Washington Avenue Newport News VA 23607 43.5 miles from 23891 757-926-8721

Portsmouth Purchasing Department Fl 5, 801 Crawford St Portsmouth VA 23704 52.7 miles from 23891 757-393-8858

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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.