35744 Purchasing Department

Find 35744 purchasing departments and procurement offices. Purchasing departments provide information on purchasing, procurement, purchase orders, RFPs, FRQs, bidding, contracts and contracting, proposals, evaluations and processes.

Albertville Purchasing Department 116 West Main Street Albertville AL 35950 29.2 miles from 35744 256-891-8282

Huntsville Purchasing Department 112 Spragins Avenue Northwest Huntsville AL 35801 39.4 miles from 35744 256-535-1235

Gadsden Purchasing Department 90 Broad Street Gadsden AL 35901 41.9 miles from 35744 256-549-4591

Chattanooga Purchasing Department 101 East 11th Street Chattanooga TN 37402 45.4 miles from 35744 423-757-5184

Rome Purchasing Department 601 Broad Street Rome GA 30161 48.8 miles from 35744 706-236-4410

Catoosa County Purchasing Department 7694 Nashville Street Ringgold GA 30736 50.0 miles from 35744 706-965-9982

Calhoun City Purchasing Department 700 West Line Street Calhoun GA 30701 54.3 miles from 35744 706-602-5680

Tullahoma Purchasing Department 201 W Grundy St Tullahoma TN 37388 54.7 miles from 35744 931-455-2648

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.