We all know about businesses that have won bids to work with local government agencies, but you may ask how can your business get a contract with Frederick County and the City of Frederick? This topic was discussed with representatives from the Frederick County Department of Procurement and Contracting and the City of Frederick’s Purchasing Department. Both departments shared information on how businesses can do business with Frederick County and the City of Frederick.
The first thing a business has to do to work with Frederick County and the City of Frederick is to become a registered vendor. This online registration on Frederick County and the City of Frederick’s website allows businesses to view, update and continually maintain their own business information, which includes services provided. Based on those services, notifications will be sent via email for current invitations to bid and request proposals and may be contacted for quotation requests.
All businesses in Frederick County are encouraged to become registered vendors. This provides the procurement offices more options to utilize local businesses and for the businesses to take advantage of this opportunity. To ensure a business receives all invitations to bid for which they qualify, it is important to select all service categories when registering.
After registering through the Frederick County and the City of Frederick’s procurement websites, a business has access to see bid opportunities, as well as view bids that have already closed. These websites are updated immediately after a bid is placed, and checking the current bids regularly is highly encouraged. If you have questions, you can contact the Frederick County Department of Procurement and Contracting at 301-600-1067 and the City of Frederick Purchasing Department at 301-600-1194.
For more information and to register as a vendor, please visit the following links.
Frederick County - https://frederickcountymd.gov/67/Procurement-Contracting
Frederick City - https://www.cityoffrederickmd.gov/251/Purchasing
For additional information on resources available to businesses, visit the Frederick County Office of Economic Development’s website http://www.discoverfrederickmd.com/resources