Does the City hold pre-bid conferences?

Pre-bid conferences are held on most solicitations to familiarize the vendor with the requirements presented by the City’s specifications. Addenda may be issued to the bid based on the discussions that take place during these meetings. Attendance at some pre-bid meetings may be mandatory and will preclude your firm from bidding if not attended.

Attention to Specifications

Pay attention to the specification! It is advisable for vendors to attend the pre-bid meetings whether mandated or not, as this allows you the opportunity to question the requirements and hear, firsthand, other vendors’ questions and the answers to those questions.

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1. What are the Purchasing Policies of the City?
2. Where do I call?
3. How does the City buy?
4. How do I join the City's Vendor List?
5. Can I view information via the Internet?
6. How do I obtain specifications?
7. Does the City use price sheets?
8. Does the City hold pre-bid conferences?
9. Are addendums issued?
10. Is insurance required?
11. How do I submit a bid?
12. Are sample bids required?
13. Are bids rejected?
14. Are bid deposits and/or performance bonds required?
15. What are the required delivery dates?
16. What are the shipping and delivery points?
17. Is tax to be included on the invoice?
18. What should be on the vendor's invoice?
19. Does the City use Purchasing Cards?
20. When are payments made?
21. What if my question is not covered here?