24572 Purchasing Department

Find 24572 purchasing departments and procurement offices. Purchasing departments provide information on purchasing, procurement, purchase orders, RFPs, FRQs, bidding, contracts and contracting, proposals, evaluations and processes.

Lexington Purchasing Department 314 SMITH Holw Lexington VA 24450 34.6 miles from 24572 540-464-7323

Staunton Purchasing Department 116 W Beverley St Staunton VA 24401 47.3 miles from 24572 540-332-3819

Roanoke County Purchasing Department 5204 Bernard Drive Cave Spring VA 24018 51.8 miles from 24572 540-772-2061

Franklin County Purchasing Department 250 School Service Rd Rocky Mount VA 24151 52.8 miles from 24572 540-483-5538

Salem Purchasing Department 114 N Broad St Salem VA 24153 54.2 miles from 24572 540-375-3063

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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.