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FAQs

How can I, as a supplier of merchandise or services, get the opportunity to sell to the Town?
As a potential supplier to the Town, it is suggested that you first contact the Authorized Purchasing Agent to discuss your offerings. If, after the discussion, it is determined that what you are offering has applicability to the Town's needs, you will be asked to supply the Purchasing Department with certain routine information to establish a vendor record in our computer system.
How can I find out what competitive bids the Town is currently soliciting for?
The Town also publishes all Notices of Bidders in the Rockland Journal News - legal advertisement section. Of course, you can call our office during normal business hours (9 - 5 Monday through Friday) and inquire.
Are bid openings open to the public?
Yes, anyone can witness the opening of competitive bids. The results become public at the time of opening and being read. 
Once I am registered as a potential vendor of the Town, do I have to contact the Purchasing Department to request a copy of an Invitation to Bid?
Normally, no. We usually send out a copy of the Invitation to Bid to all vendors coded with the corresponding commodity code. Since we are not perfect, an occasional slipup may occur. We invite your communication with our office concerning present and future bids.
If I receive an Invitation to Bid, but for some reason I am not able to make an offering on items being requested, must I still respond with a "NO BID" reply and brief explanation?

Absolutely YES. We do want to know if you are not submitting a proposal, and some brief reason. If we do not receive a response from prospective bidding companies, we may remove you from our contact (bidder's) list.