As stated above, a vendor does not need to be pre-qualified to bid. However, a vendor is encouraged to fill out a vendor application, which will allow the vendor to be added to USA 's database of vendors, which includes those commodities that the vendor is able to provide.
When required, you must provide us with cash, a cashier's check, certified check or money order.
Bids must be returned to the University in accordance with the instructions to bidders contained within the bid document.
Yes, there are no restrictions regarding a vendor's location.
Bids are opened and read publicly at 10a.m. on the date indicated in the bid document. Bids received after the hour and date indicated for the bid opening will not be considered.
You should read the specification document very carefully and follow all instructions. This is the best way to keep from having your bid disqualified. In general, bids can also be disqualified for being late or missing information and/or signatures. Please note that these reasons should not be considered all-inclusive.
These were available at the time of the bid opening, however no information can be provided during the review and evaluation process.
Information can be obtained through the Freedom of Information Act process. However, bidders are encouraged to offer their best price without considering the previous price.
Bids are normally to be valid for 90 days after bid opening and a contract is to be awarded sometime during that period.
USA publishes and maintains a Disadvantaged Business Directory.
Please contact the DBE department for a copy of the aforementioned Disadvantaged Business Directory.
Please follow the directions in the document or contact the DBE department should you need additional assistance.
Review and approval is handled by USA 's Technical Services or using departments.
We will send you a copy of the publication, "Doing Business With USA." We will also send you a vendor application, which you should complete and return to USA .
You should contact the specific person handling a specific procurement.
Purchases in excess of $10,000.00 are required to be publicly advertised for bid, whereas those of $10,000.00 or less in value are not required to be publicly advertised.
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