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The Details of Become a Statewide Contractor
What you need for Become a Statewide Contractor
Create a vendor profile in COMMBUYS
COMMBUYS registration is free and takes a few minutes to complete. COMMBUYS is where businesses submit quotes and transact business with the Commonwealth.
Interested bidders have two ways to learn about all Open Bids, including those for Statewide Contracts: 1) manually search COMMBUYS, or 2) register your business in COMMBUYS to receive automatic email notifications for bids that match the services or commodity your business provides.
How to find Become a Statewide Contractor
Registration is free and takes a few minutes to complete. COMMBUYS is where businesses submit quotes and transact business with the Commonwealth.
Next steps for Become a Statewide Contractor
Search for and find open bid opportunities in COMMBUYS
- Determine the solicitation requirements established by the Issuer and the Strategic Sourcing Team (SST) in conformance with applicable laws, policies, and practices. The Request for Response (RFR) and other terms and conditions and supporting documents, collectively the “solicitation requirements,” are published on COMMBUYS for each solicitation
- Interested bidders should review all information provided on each tabbed page of the Solicitation record, including the attached files; register for notifications regarding updates to the procurement; communicate questions or concerns via the online Q&A function;
- Submit your bid on time! Submit a response in accordance with the solicitation requirements prior to the Close Date. The Bid Opening Date and Time is the RFR Deadline
- Prevail in accordance with evaluation criteria established for each Solicitation using best-value principles. The process of reviewing and evaluating responses sometimes takes several weeks, so please be patient!
More info for Become a Statewide Contractor
Many Statewide Contracts have limitations on the number of contracts to be awarded. This means that not all bidders who meet the Mandatory Requirements will be awarded a contract.
Your company becomes a Statewide Contractor once all contract documents are executed by OSD and the Contract Manager sends an award notification.