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Purchasing Services

400 Washington Avenue
Room 148
Towson, Maryland, 21204
Phone: 410-887-3880
Fax: 410-828-7914

Hours of operation: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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The mission of the Purchasing and Disbursements Division is to insure that the procurement process of Baltimore County is completed in an efficient and effective manner and conforms to the highest ethical standards in the industry. The Purchasing and Disbursements Division subscribes to the Code of Ethics of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Incorporated and is a charter member of the Maryland Public Purchasing Association. 

Baltimore County Procurement Overview

Provides insight on the County's procurement processes outlining how and what the county buys, procurement methods used, items that have an impact on the procurement award processes and the purchasing staff. It is a procurement overview of the County's Purchasing Division and Department of Public Works. 

Bid Results

Bid results are now available online. For your convenience, all bid results will be posted for thirty (30) days after the bid opening date and time. If you have any additional questions regarding the solicitation or the results, please contact the buyer responsible for the bid.

Contract Forecast

Use the "All Contracts Due To Expire"  report to prepare for upcoming contracts. The report provides a breakdown by buyer and identifies contracts with a renewal option of one year or less.

Current Solicitations

Baltimore County's current bid opportunities are listed on our Current Solicitations page. This page is updated frequently, so be sure to stop by often for any new information. Additionally, please be sure to sign up for our weekly email notification of the newest bid opportunities.

Contracts Pending Council Action

County Council approval is required prior to executing contracts for services that have a term exceeding two years or that exceed $25,000 in value for any single year. Use Items Pending Council Action to find the title, requesting agency and status of a contract that meets these conditions.

Request Email Notification or Vendor Registration

Please provide your email address and complete the form if you would like Baltimore County to notify you by email when the Purchasing Division issues new solicitations. This is not a requirement to do business with the County.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to frequently asked procurement questions such as "What does 'good standing' mean?" and "How do I become prequalified to do business with Baltimore County?"

Minority and Women Business Enterprises

Baltimore County has made it a priority to encourage the growth and expansion of minority and women-owned businesses and ensure that our contractor pool accurately reflects the communities we serve. Our goal of participation of those businesses on all County contracts is 15 percent. This is a serious goal and another example of our ongoing effort to ensure that every individual has the chance to own a successful business.

Revised March 17, 2015

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