35477 Purchasing Department

Find 35477 purchasing departments and procurement offices. Purchasing departments provide information on purchasing, procurement, purchase orders, RFPs, FRQs, bidding, contracts and contracting, proposals, evaluations and processes.

Kemper County Purchasing Department HOPPER Ave De Kalb MS 39328 27.2 miles from 35477 601-743-2789

Artesia Purchasing Department 8677 U.S. 45 Alternate Crawford MS 39743 36.4 miles from 35477 662-272-5189

Lowndes County Purchasing Department 1121 Main Street Columbus MS 39701 38.8 miles from 35477 662-329-5899

Winston County Purchasing Department 117 South Court Avenue Louisville MS 39339 48.5 miles from 35477 662-773-3319

Meridian Lauderdale Purchasing Department 410 Constitution Avenue Meridian MS 39301 48.8 miles from 35477 601-482-9747

Clay County Purchasing Department 205 Court Street West Point MS 39773 50.7 miles from 35477 662-494-3313

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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.