Yes, you should read the solicitation documents thoroughly so you understand them and can comply with all the instructions and conditions. Improperly completed bids/proposals may be considered non-responsive.
Current formal solicitations are posted on Contract Administration and Procurement website and on the bulletin board in the Office of Central Services/Contract Administration and Procurement Division, 1400 McCormick Drive, Suite 300 Largo, MD 20774. Current Procurement Opportunities are also advertised every Thursday in the following three newspapers: Prince George’s Post, Enquirer Gazette, and the Sentinel. You can view solicitations on the Contract Administration and Procurement page.
Pre-Proposal Conferences, Pre-Bid conferences are held for the vendor community. During these conferences, Contract Administration and Procurement staff advises potential bidders/offers of special or technical requirements of a project and provides an opportunity for attendees to ask clarifying questions about the solicitation. Attendance at these conferences is not mandatory, unless otherwise stated. Any information disseminated at such a conference will be made available to all attendees and parties who purchased or downloaded the solicitation.
The Multi-Step bid process may be utilized as a procurement method when it is determined that factors other than price must be considered in making a contract award. These factors may include the ability of the product to meet performance or design specifications and/or the vendor’s capabilities and qualifications for providing the required services or product. Bidders whose technical submissions have been found to be acceptable under the criteria set forth in the bid shall have their prices considered. Final award is based on the lowest responsible responsive responsible bid price.
The County’s small procurement threshold is $30,000. It is the Policy of the County that competition is obtained whenever practicable when making small procurements. Items or groups of related items, services or construction estimated to cost not more than $30,000 may be competitively procured by telephone or written quotations. Bonus point’s factors for Certified Minority Business Enterprises are applicable in determining the lowest bidder.
For information regarding current contracts, please refer to the current contracts listing provided on the County’s website. To find further information on a specific contract, please call our main number at 301-883-6400 and ask to speak with the assigned buyer as noted on the Current Contract listing.
Bids or proposals must be received in the Contract Administration and Procurement Division office or such other locations as designated not later than the scheduled time and date by bid opening, or closing date and time for receipt of proposals. Bids or proposals received after the scheduled time will be considered late and returned to the vendor unopened. Postal delays, rerouting or any other delivery delay shall not constitute a basis for acceptance for late bids or proposals.