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 utilizes 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 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.

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.


                                          PlanetBids Vendor Portal     

 


 

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-2017-11

TRAFFIC VIDEO CAMERA DETECTION EQUIPMENT

Opening Date:  October 19, 2016
Opening Time:  11:00 a.m.
Buyer:  Anna Cronk, Buyer


IFB-2017-17

CLOTHING, APPAREL, UNIFORMS AND ACCESSORIES

Opening Date:  October 19, 2016
Opening Time:  11:00 a.m.
Buyer:  Brenda Mercado, Buyer


IFB-2017-19 (Refer to Planet Bids link above)

IFB-2017-19.1 (Refer to Planet Bids link above)

METHANOL 

REVISED Opening Date:  October 19, 2016
Opening Time:  11:00 a.m.
Buyer:  Anna Anuszewski
, Buyer


IFB-2017-20

ENGINEERING PRINTER/PLOTTER SUPPLIES

Opening Date:  October 19, 2016
Opening Time:  11:00 a.m.
Buyer:  Brenda Mercado, Buyer 


IFB-2017-21

IFB-2017-21.1

NEW VEHICLES, CLASS 1-7

REVISED Opening Date: October 19, 2016
Opening Time: 11:00 a.m.
Buyer: Shelley J. Liby, CPPB, Buyer


IFB-2017-22

PORTABLE SALT CONVEYOR AND HOPPER

Opening Date: October 19, 2016
Opening Time: 11:00 a.m.
Buyer: Shelley J. Liby, CPPB, Buyer


RFP-03-2017
ATTACHMENT A1 - QUESTIONNAIRE
ATTACHMENT A2 - LTD PROPOSAL FORM
ATTACHMENT C - CENSUS LTD
ATTACHMENT D - CENSUS LIFE INSURANCE
ATTACHMENT E - ING LIFE EXPERIENCE
ATTACHMENT F - METLIFE EXPERIENCE
ATTACHMENT G - THE STANDARD LTD EXPERIENCE
ATTACHMENT H - THE STANDARD LTD BENEFIT BOOKLET
ATTACHMENT I - METLIFE BOOKLET - POLICE FIRE & COMMUNICATIONS
ATTACHMENT J - METLIFE BOOKLET REGULAR 2014
ATTACHMENT K - METLIFE BOOKLET VOLUNTEER FIRE FIGHTERS
ATTACHMENT L - RATE HISTORY

GROUP BASIC LIFE / ACCIDENTAL DEATH AND DISMEMBERMENT / SUPPLEMENTAL LIFE INSURANCE / LONG TERM DISABILITY

Opening Date:  October 19, 2016
Opening Time:  11:00 a.m.
Buyer:  Evangeline Bolder, CPPB, Senior Buyer


RFP-05-2017

FINANCIAL ADVISORY SERVICES

Opening Date:  October 5, 2016
Opening Time:  11:00 a.m.
Buyer:  Evangeline Bolder, CPPB, Senior Buyer

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