Current Solicitations

Sealed Bids/Proposals will be received by the Howard County Office of Procurement and Contract Administration, Gateway Building, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 226, Columbia, MD 21046 until the date and time indicated, when they will be opened and read. All bids/proposals in response to solicitations in our e-procurement system shall be submitted electronically through PlanetBids only.

  e-Procurement System

Howard County is committed to providing an equal opportunity for all business enterprises to participate in our procurement opportunities. To facilitate this commitment, the County recently transitioned to a web-based procurement system hosted by PlanetBids (PB System), provided at no cost to all interested businesses. The PB System allows suppliers to self-register online and to receive automated email notifications of solicitations for goods and services pertinent to their business. The PB System allows registered suppliers to download bid documents, receive addenda, submit electronic bids, and view bid results.

Click on the PlanetBids logo below to access the County’s electronic procurement system, to register and/or login as a supplier and to search for procurement opportunities. Both formal and informal solicitations may be conducted through this system.

All responses are due by the time indicated on each solicitation and late responses will not be accepted. It is the supplier’s responsibility to ensure that the most complete and current version of the solicitation, including addenda, has been obtained. 

Please note: Suppliers are responsible for registering and maintaining up to date and accurate business profile information in the PB System. Since this is an automated notification system, if your email address is invalid, or inoperable, you will not receive solicitation notifications. The County strongly suggests that suppliers provide two email contact addresses in the spaces provided when registering their businesses, in order to minimize the chance of missing the auto