How to Do Business with Montgomery County
The role of the Office of Procurement is to assist
departments and agencies in acquiring goods, services, or
construction. It is, in most cases, the place of initial contact for
both agencies and contractors to acquire goods or services.
In general terms, the objectives of the Office of Procurement are:
- To obtain the right products or services (meeting quality requirements)
- In the right quantity;
- For delivery at the right time to the right place;
- From the right source (a responsive and reliable supplier);
- At the right price.
The Office of Procurement oversees a purchasing process that assures impartial and equitable evaluation of bids and proposals from vendors and helps agencies to establish fair and reasonable contracts. In the event of a contract dispute or claim resolution, the Office acts as mediator.
The first step to doing business with Montgomery County is becoming a Registered Vendor. Becoming a registered vendor will allow the County to contact your firm when procurement opportunities become available utilizing the commodities and/or services provided during registration.
Montgomery County Government, in collaboration with Montgomery College, Montgomery County Public Schools and the Housing Opportunities Commission, announces the release of its new Inter-Agency Central Vendor Registration System. This is a one-stop registration system for companies who are interested in providing goods and services to one or more of 4 county agencies' procurement offices. It allows potential vendors to create and maintain their registrations at no financial cost, ensuring county agencies always have up-to-date vendor information.
Please visit Inter-Agency Central Vendor Registration System to register.
If your firm is a Minority, Female or Disabled (MFD) owned business, please upload the proper documents as noted during registration. Please click here to learn more about the MFD program guidelines and instructions on obtaining MFD certification.
How to Obtain Bidding Documents
The Director, Department of General Services, has waived copy fees, effective December 15, 2008, for non-construction solicitations provided in electronic format. Bidding documents containing construction plans require a variable copy fee which is based upon the costs associated with preparing and printing of construction plans and specifications.
Non-construction solicitations can be downloaded here.
This waiver will allow for immediate online access to solicitations, eliminate financial barriers, especially for our local, small and minority businesses, and provide for increased competition. Additionally, the electronic process contributes to the County's goal of increasing green practices.
To support this initiative and encourage the use of electronic solicitation retrieval, the waiver will not apply to paper copies if requested. If a paper copy is desired please call 240-777-9900.
Contract Administrator Listing
The Contract Administrator is an authorized government official charged with responsibility for administering a contract with authority as provided in the contract document. Listing of Contract Administrators.