Procurement Methods

Procurement Methods

  1. Formal Sealed Bids or Proposals - In most cases when the County seeks to procure goods or services estimated to cost more than $25,000, a Formal Sealed Invitation to Bid or a Request for Proposal will be issued. Formal Sealed Bids and Proposals shall be solicited by newspaper advertisements and may be placed in professional publications. Bids and Proposal documents are no longer mailed to vendors. Vendors are encouraged to register online at www.mitn.info with an option to receive notification of solicitations. If you do not have internet access, please call the BidNet support group at 800.835.4603. Responses to Bids or Proposals are secured unopened until the date and time specified in the bid or proposal document.
  2. Informal Requests for Quotations - For goods and services estimated to cost less than $25,000, the County seeks price quotations and proposals from at least three vendors using techniques that are less stringent than for Formal Sealed Bids or Proposals. Informal Quotations may be requested and received using telephone, fax or other unsealed methods of expediting the exchange of information between the Vendor and the County Departments. County Departments use delegated authority to seek informal quotations for purchases up to $1,000.