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Most Frequently Asked Purchasing Questions

Q: How can I view Rockdale County's bids on-line?

A:  Rockdale County lists all open, pending and awarded bids on the County's website.  For a direct link, click HERE.

Q:  How can I be added to Rockdale County's vendor list?

A:  To become an eligible vendor for Rockdale County, complete the information on the Joining Vendor List page on the County's website.

Q:  How do I know when a bid has been advertised?

A:  Rockdale County lists all bids, request for proposals (RFPs) and request for qualifications (RFQs) on the County's website. For a direct link, click HERE.  Bids/RFPs/RFQs are also listed in the Rockdale Citizen newspaper.

Q:  Where can I direct questions about a bid or RFP/RFQ that is posted?

A:  Contact the Rockdale County Department of Finance's Procurement Officer, Tina Malone, CPPB, CPPO, at 770-278-7552 or at tina.malone@rockdalecounty.org.

Q:  Where are proposals received?

A:  Unless otherwise advertised, all proposals are accepted at the Rockdale County Department of Finance, 958 Milstead Avenue, Room 300, Conyers, Georgia 30012.

Q:  What if I have objections about a bid?

A:  The Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all proposals. Any objections to the specifications/requirements as set forth must be filed in writing prior to the proposal deadline.  Parties should contact the Procurement Officer with any concerns or questions.

Q:  How can I obtain the results of a bid?

A:  Rockdale County lists all open, pending and awarded bids on the County's website.  For a direct link, click HERE.

Q:  What is the difference between the basic formal solicitations - A bid, an RFP, and an RFQ?

A:  
     A bid typically refers to product(s) and is based on a defined set of specifications where the lowest price is usually the deciding factor (Ex: vehicle purchases).
     An RFP generally refers to services and is not based on a defined set of specifications.  Vendors are requested to submit a proposal that best meets a general set of objectives.  Vendors are requested to submit a proposal that best meets a general set of objectives.  The vendor with the best value in regards to price and services is awarded the contract (Ex: janitorial services).
     A RFQ is usually for professional type services and only requests the qualifications of the company to be submitted for evaluation and does not request a proposal price.