Does the County buy what I sell? How do I find out?
Maricopa County purchases a wide variety of commodities and services needed to support dozens of county agencies, including public safety agencies, general offices, courts, public health and welfare, maintenance and construction of buildings, roads, parks and playgrounds. Additional information on the commodities and services purchased by the County can be obtained by searching the currently awarded contracts. This will provide information on not only what is being purchased but also the specifications, contractor and prices.

Notices are published on the Office of Procurement Services' website when the County issues formal competitive solicitations (RFPs, IFBs and RFQs) for those procurements expected to exceed $50,000. The notices are accompanied by the entire solicitation document, when practical, in a downloadable format. Notices are also posted in the Office of Procurement Services offices and published in county’s newspaper or record which is currently the Arizona Business Gazette. When a wider distribution is deemed necessary for any type of solicitation, regional and national publications may be used to circulate the required information.

Vendors that have registered on the County’s web-based E-purchasing system with a current email address should receive automatic notification of solicitations for quotes (for procurements valued $50,000 or less) in the commodity or service areas in which they have registered. Any vendor that has not registered on the County's web-based bidders' list may still obtain a copy of the quote requests by visiting the Office of Procurement Services' website.

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1. Why do I have to register in two places?
2. Where can I find my Periscope/Bidsync payee ID number?
3. Do I need a Tax Identification Number to register or may I use my Social Security number?
4. What is the importance of the NIGP Codes and can I change my NIGP Codes after I register?
5. What if my information changes?
6. Do local vendors get preference for the County? (Small, Minority, Women-Owned, etc.)
7. Does the County buy what I sell? How do I find out?
8. How can I find out what goods or services are currently being solicited by Maricopa County government?
9. How do I get added to an existing contract?
10. How do I find out which buyer I should contact?
11. Does Maricopa County always award to the lowest bidder?
12. How do you solicit goods and services?
13. What types of contracts do you use?
14. Who can use County contracts?
15. Can I bid on other agency’s solicitations I find in BidSync?
16. How do I get on your bid list?
17. How do I submit a bid or proposal?
18. Are solicitation openings public?
19. What if I make a mistake?
20. How do I know who won the contract?
21. Do you always issue an award?
22. I submitted a response to a solicitation but wasn't successful. How can I see what the other respondents submitted?
23. How can I see a current contract online?
24. I just received a purchase order, what do I do now?
25. Why do you ask for delivery dates?
26. Where do I ship goods to?
27. What if I can’t ship the whole order?
28. How do I get paid?
29. How do I check on my invoice?
30. What is the rule on personal gifts from vendors?
31. What are your normal business hours?
32. May I visit County Purchasing staff?