Procurement Card ($2,500 or less)
User department makes direct purchases including the use of procurement cards issued to authorized individuals.
Informal Quotations ($2,500.01 – $10,000.00)
User department/agency obtains verbal or written quotations.
Formal Quotations ($10,000.01 – $50,000)
User department/agency/Purchasing Department obtains written quotations from a minimum of three bidders.
Formal Bids (exceeding $50,000)
Formal solicitations–Invitations for Bid or Requests for Proposals, are posted on the Purchasing Department’s web site where potential bidders are encouraged to download solicitations and addenda.
Addenda to solicitations often occur within as little as 48 hours prior to the opening date. It is the potential bidder’s responsibility to frequently visit the Purchasing Department web site to obtain addenda once a solicitation is downloaded.
Capital Construction Projects
Solicitations for capital construction projects are distributed to prospective contractors upon payment of a prescribed fee at the County’s Purchasing Department, unless otherwise noted in the advertisement.
The County does not maintain a bidders list for architectural and engineering services or capital construction projects. These solicitations are advertised on the websites of the Purchasing Department and Division of Engineering & Construction Management in local media if required or determined to be in the best interest of the County, and on eMaryland Marketplace (www.ebidmarketplace.com).