How do I know who won the contract?
For IFB's, the award is made to the lowest responsive (conforms in all material respects) and responsible (has the capability to perform and the integrity and reliability which will assure good faith performance) bidder who meets the minimum specification defined in the solicitation document. The Purchasing Division produces a tabulation for all formal IFB's. Copies of the official tabulations are available upon request after the award. Results are not provided over the telephone. The bid documents are public information and therefore may be inspected under the Freedom of Information Act.

For requests for proposal (RFPs), the award is made to the proposer whose proposal is deemed most advantageous to the County based upon the evaluation criteria as published in the RFP document. The Chief Procurement Officer's recommendation for award notice is issued to all RFP respondents after the evaluation process is finished. Proposals are available for public inspection under the Freedom of Information Act.

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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?