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FAQ for Vendors

 

  1. What does the College buy?
  2. Which Purchasing Agent / Buyer is responsible for a particular commodity?
  3. How do I contact the Office of Procurement?
  4. How do suppliers become eligible to do business with Montgomery College?
  5. Where will vendors be able to find out about Montgomery College's bid Opportunities?
  6. How do I find out whether a contract has already been awarded, and what firm was selected?
  7. How are bid award decisions made by the Procurement Department?
  8. Is Montgomery College tax exempt?
  9. Where should invoices be sent?

 

1. What does the College buy?

Good and services procured for the College includes but not limited to: office supplies, office and laboratory equipment, furniture, information technology, hardware and software, and the construction and renovation of building services. A complete listing of all goods and services purchased for the College can be found on this website under the Vendor -“Commodities by Buyer” tab.
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2. Which purchasing agent /buyer is responsible for a particular commodity?

Purchasing agents are assigned specific commodities to procure for the College. For a complete listing of all goods and services purchased for the College, please refer to the “Commodities by Buyer” tab located on the Web sites home page. 
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3. How do I contact Purchasing?

The Office of Procurement can be reached by dialing:  240-567-5292, or by fax at: 240-567-6397.  You may also reach the Office of Procurement via e-mail at: procure@montgomerycollege.edu A complete listing of the Office of Procurement Staff can also be found on the website under the About us - Procurement Staff tab.
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4. How do suppliers become eligible to do business with Montgomery College?

To participate in the procurement process at Montgomery College,a first-time vendor should resgister at http://www.mcipcc.net.
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5.Where will vendors be able to find out about Montgomery College's bid Opportunities?

All bid opportunities are available online at www.montgomerycollege.edu/departments/procure.  The College also posts bid opportunities at e-Maryland Marketplace.
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6. How do I find out whether a contract has already been awarded, and what firm was selected?

Bid results are posted on the Procurement web site and can be found under the Vendor section.  For more information on a bid solicitation award, the award process or evaluation of the bid, please contact the purchasing agent whose name is listed on the Bid Tabulation.
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7. How are bid award decisions made by the Procurement Department?

Contract Awards will be made
(1) to the lowest responsive and responsible Bidder as determined by the Director of the Office of Procurement.
(2) to the highest ranked/scored responsible Bidder as determined by the Director of the Office of Procurement.
(3) by any other Method of Award as stated in the bid documents.

Regardless of which Method of Award is selected for a bid, the Director of the Office of Procurement reserves the right to award a contract, in whole or in part, or to reject any or all bids and to waive any informality in bids received whenever such rejection or waiver is in the best interest of the College.  Prompt payment discounts will not be considered in bid evaluation.  All discounts other than prompt payment are to be included in the bid price. 

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8. Is the Montgomery College tax exempt?

Yes. Montgomery College is tax exempt in the state of Maryland.
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9. Where should invoices be sent?

Invoices should be sent to the "Bill To" address listed below.  All invoices must contain the purchase order number located in the upper right hand corner of the Purchase Order form.

Bill To Address:
Accounts Payables
900 Hungerford Drive, Suite 230
Rockville, MD 20850

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