July 2022

PRO is going paperless!

PRO is going paperless! Submit all responses to RFPs and IFBs on BidNet. This applies to all IFB and RFP solicitations posted on after July 4, 2022. Paper responses will no longer be accepted in the Office of Procurement. Solicitations will be issued through BidNet’s Maryland Purchasing Group: Click Here. In the spirit of continuous improvement, Montgomery County utilizes this platform to post solicitations and accept electronic responses from vendors. Click here for instructions on registering and creating a FREE ACCOUNT. Note: Informal and Open solicitations will remain at the discretion of the department issuing the solicitation. Some departments will accept electronic submissions, others accept paper submissions. All formal, informal and open solicitations will continue to be advertised on our website: Link to our website
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September 2021

Press Release: NEW Certification Accepted to MFD Program!

Montgomery County’s Office of Procurement will add the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ “Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business” certification to the County’s Minority, Female and Disabled (MFD) owned business program starting Friday, Oct. 1. View the Press Release here.

July 2021

Press Release: Montgomery County Office of Procurement Wins an Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award

The AEP Award is earned by public and non-profit agencies that demonstrate a commitment to procurement excellence. This annual program recognizes procurement organizations that embrace Innovation, Professionalism, Productivity, Leadership and e-Procurement. View the Press Release here.

Press Release: Montgomery County Office of Procurement Wins a NACo Achievement Award

The Montgomery County Office of Procurement won a National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Award in the category of Information Technology for the DPO Violation E-Notification and Response System. The Office of Procurement has received seven NACo awards in the last 10 years. In the past two years, Procurement received four NACo awards. View the Press Release here.

May 2021

Press Release: Montgomery County Procurement Recognizes Small Business Month with Launch of Vendor Innovation Portal for Small Businesses

To recognize Small Business Month in May, the Montgomery County Office of Procurement is launching a new web-based service to connect vendors with County departments. The Vendor Innovation Portal (VIP) will allow businesses to introduce their company and connect with the most appropriate contacts in the County that could best utilize their goods or services. This initiative is a positive step in encouraging innovation and finding best value solutions to the challenges faced in government purchasing. View the Press Release here.

March 2021

Press Release: Montgomery County Designates All Informal Solicitations to Local Businesses More than $2 million in informal solicitations awarded in FY20

As part of County Executive Marc Elrich’s effort to assist local small businesses to recover from the COVID-19 recession, the director of Procurement will require all informal solicitations to be reserved under the Local Small Business Reserve Program (LSBRP), starting on April 1, 2021. In Fiscal Year 2020, $2,026,173 was awarded in informal solicitations. View the Press Release here.