Snohomish County Purchasing Department

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

King County Purchasing Department 401 5th Avenue Seattle WA 98104 40.7 miles from Snohomish County 206-296-4210

Bremerton Purchasing Department 345 6th Street Bremerton WA 98337 52.2 miles from Snohomish County 360-473-5295

Kitsap Purchasing Department 614 Division Street Port Orchard WA 98366 54.0 miles from Snohomish County 360-876-7071

Tacoma Purchasing Department 3628 South 35th Street Tacoma WA 98409 66.2 miles from Snohomish County 253-502-8468

Okanogan Purchasing Department 1240 2nd Avenue South Okanogan WA 98840 102.1 miles from Snohomish County 509-826-3272

Yakima County Purchasing Department 128 North 2nd Street Yakima WA 98901 116.3 miles from Snohomish County 509-574-2490

Richland Purchasing Department 2700 Duportail Street Richland WA 99352 169.4 miles from Snohomish County 509-942-7547

Clark County Purchasing Department 1300 Franklin Street Vancouver WA 98660 172.9 miles from Snohomish County 360-397-2323

Clackamas County Purchasing Department 9102 Southeast Sunnybrook Boulevard Clackamas OR 97015 185.3 miles from Snohomish County 503-742-4444

Forest Grove Purchasing Department 1924 Council Street Forest Grove OR 97116 186.4 miles from Snohomish County 503-992-3200

Spokane County Purchasing Department 901 North Monroe Street Spokane WA 99201 202.9 miles from Snohomish County 509-477-2301

Salem City Purchasing Department 555 Liberty Street Southeast Salem OR 97301 223.8 miles from Snohomish County 503-588-6136

Lewiston Purchasing Department 1134 F St Lewiston ID 83501 249.7 miles from Snohomish County 208-746-3671

Bend Purchasing Department 710 Northwest Wall Street Bend OR 97701 277.1 miles from Snohomish County 541-385-6677

Springfield Purchasing Department 225 North 5th Street Springfield OR 97477 283.3 miles from Snohomish County 541-726-3708

Lane County Purchasing Department 125 East 8th Avenue Eugene OR 97401 283.8 miles from Snohomish County 541-682-7475

Caldwell Purchasing Department 411 Blaine Street Caldwell ID 83605 389.0 miles from Snohomish County 208-455-4686

Idaho State Purchasing Department 650 West State Street Boise ID 83702 407.0 miles from Snohomish County 208-327-7465

Montana State Purchasing Department 920 Front Street Helena MT 59601 466.3 miles from Snohomish County 406-444-3053

Arcata Purchasing Department 736 F Street Arcata CA 95521 509.5 miles from Snohomish County 707-825-2101

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.