Rockville’s Procurement Division debuted a new collaboration portal in April offering tools that make it easier for vendors to do business with the city.
The eSourcing and Vendor Collaboration Portal, at www.rockvillemd.gov/bids.aspx, allows vendors to submit electronic bids and proposals and conduct procurement. The portal is the only means of submitting bids and proposals with the city. Hard copy and emailed bids or proposals are no longer accepted.
Vendors can find instructions for setting up their Vendor Collaboration Portal account and registering to access bidding opportunities with the city on the webpage, along with quick reference guides. A documents library within the Vendor Collaboration Portal also offers a user manual with detailed instructions for navigating the system.
The Vendor Collaboration Portal offers vendors the convenience of a single resource for updating their information, reviewing active bid opportunities, managing contract documents and registering to receive bid notifications for goods or services they may provide.
The portal makes the city’s bidding process more efficient. Bidders no longer need to visit the city’s procurement office to submit bids in person, saving time and money.