Current Solicitations

Sealed Bids/Proposals will be received by the Howard County Office of Purchasing, Gateway Building, Suite 501, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, MD 21046 until the date and time indicated, when they will be opened and read.

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 is transitioning to a web-based procurement system during fiscal year 2017 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 link below (PlanetBids Vendor Portal) to access the County’s PB System to register and/or login as a supplier and 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 automated email notifications. Suppliers may edit their profile information at any time.

During the transition (fiscal year 2017) the County may post solicitations on either the County's web site or PlanetBids. Suppliers must check the County's web site by clicking on Current Solicitations to determine where current solicitations are posted for download.

We have made every effort to make all aspects participating in County procurements as easy, secure, and reliable as possible. However, if you need assistance or have questions concerning the features available in the PB System, please click Help within PB System for online assistance. Suppliers are responsible for contacting PlanetBids directly for all technical assistance.


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To view and download any of the current solicitations, please click on the number of the solicitation for the pdf package.

For all Pre-Bid and Pre-Proposal Conferences: Contractor’s attendance is not required but is strongly encouraged. In addition, attendance may facilitate the Contractor’s understanding and ability to meet the County's EBO goals. 


Standard Forms 254 and 255

Architect-Engineer and Related Services Questionnaire click on link SF254 Architect-Engineer and Related Services Questionnaire for Specific Project click on link SF255.


Solicitations are also posted on eMaryland Marketplace. If you would like to receive email notification, click on the logo below.

Informal Quotations (less than $30,000) may be posted on eMaryland Marketplace, click on Logo below:


eMaryland Marketplace login


IFB-2017-39 (Refer to PlanetBids link above)

Heavy Duty Trucks, Class 7 & 8

Opening Date: January 25, 2017
Opening Time: 11:00 a.m.
Buyer: Shelley J. Liby, CPPB, Buyer


IFB-2017-42 (Refer to PlanetBids link above)  

Civil Site Work, Equipment, Operators and Laborers

Pre-Bid Conference: January 25, 2017 at 9:00 a.m., Alpha Ridge Landfill, Training Trailer (located at the Maintenance Shop), 2350 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville, MD 21104

Opening Date: February 8, 2017
Opening Time: 11:00 a.m.
Buyer: Anna Anuszewski, Buyer


RFP-06-2017
RFP-06-2017.1

DESIGN/BUILD SERVICES:  FONT HILL TRIBUTARY STREAM RESTORATION-CENTENNIAL LANE WEST

REVISED - Pre-Proposal Conference:  January 12, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., Conference Room A, Dorsey Building, 9250 Bendix Road, Columbia, Maryland 21045

Opening Date:  February 15, 2017
Opening Time:  11:00 a.m.
Buyer:  Evangeline Bolder, CPPB, Senior Buyer


RFP-08-2017

POLICE DEPARTMENT WORKLOAD & STAFFING ANALYSIS

Opening Date:  February 8, 2017
Opening Time:  11:00 a.m.
Buyer:  Ana K. Cronk, Buyer
 


RFP-09-2017

LARGE COLD WATER METERS

Pre-Proposal Conference: January 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., Purchasing Conference Room, Gateway Building, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 501, Columbia, Maryland 21046

Opening Date: February 15, 2017
Opening Time: 11:00 a.m.
Buyer: 
Ina Caplan, CPM, Buyer  


RFP-10-2017

AUDITING SERVICES

Pre-Proposal Conference: January 26, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., Purchasing Conference Room, Gateway Building, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 501, Columbia, Maryland 21046

Opening Date: February 15, 2017
Opening Time: 11:00 a.m.
Buyer: Jalene Duressa, Buyer


RFP-11-2017 
RFP-11-2017.1

ENVIRONMENTAL LANDSCAPING SERVICES

Pre-Proposal Conference: January 26, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., Purchasing Conference Room, Gateway Building, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 501, Columbia, Maryland 21046

Opening Date: February 15, 2017
Opening Time: 11:00 a.m.
Buyer: Brenda Mercado, Buyer