Vendors may register for free on Bidnet Direct to submit solicitations electronically. If you need assistance, please visit the RMEPS website, or contact the RMEPS Vendor Support department at 1-800-835-4603, option 2.

The Purchasing Division provides a centralized source for pricing, sourcing, quotations, order placement, vendor contact and general problem solving. 
To accomplish this, we assess the marketplace, determine the best way to acquire materials and services, and develop bid documents that are consistent with state laws, county policies and government procurement practices. Purchasing oversees all of the bid processes to ensure compliance with these standards. If you are a vendor looking to do business with the County, check out current bid opportunities or contact our office. 

Purchases are accomplished by issuance of a numbered purchase order, authorized by the purchasing agent. Professional services are secured by contract and supported by issuance of a purchase order. Upon receipt of a correctly initiated order and invoice, the department receiving the product will authorize payment. Progress payments for construction projects are authorized by the project manager. Discount terms are encouraged. The average payment period by the Finance Department is net 30 days.

Solicitation Documents  

General Terms and Conditions (required for every purchase)
2022 Sample Service Agreement
Federal Funds Terms and Conditions 
2022 Sample Agreement for Purchase of Goods

Additional Resources

Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center
The Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center (Colorado PTAC) is a statewide organization funded in part by the Department of Defense and the state of Colorado. The Colorado PTAC is designed to help businesses procure federal, state and local government contracts. Programs include government contracting counseling sessions, bid match services, contracting events, webinars and conferences. 

National Institute of Governmental Purchasing
Arapahoe County adheres to the NIGP code of ethics.