How does the County evaluate sealed bids?
  • The following factors may be considered, in addition to price, when determining the lowest responsible bidder and the responsiveness of the bid:
    • The ability, capacity, and skill of the bidder to perform the contract.
    • Whether the bidder can perform the contract or provide the service promptly, or within the time specified.
    • The character, integrity, reputation, judgment, experience, and efficiency of the bidder.
    • The quality of performance of previous contracts or services.
    • The previous and existing compliance by the bidder with laws and ordinances relating to the contract or service.
    • The sufficiency of financial resources and ability of the bidder to perform the contract or provide the service.
    • The quality, availability and adaptability of the goods or services to the particular use required.
    • The ability of the bidder to perform future maintenance and service for use of the subject of the contract.
    • The number and scope of conditions attached to the bid.
    • Any other condition or criteria included in the request for bids or instructions for bidders.

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1. How does a merchant become a registered bidder and/or vendor?
2. Vendor Registration
3. How are merchants notified of purchasing opportunities?
4. Where can I find out information about the business license process?
5. What information is required to obtain a business license?
6. What is a fictitious name?
7. What is the State Corporation Commission?
8. How can I file business license information?
9. How long does it take to get a business license?
10. How much does a business license cost?
11. How do I renew my local business license?
12. Do I need to renew my license if the business made less than $4,000 in the prior year or anticipates making less than $4,000 in the upcoming year?
13. How soon after the first of the year may I file my business license renewal?
14. If I do not have access to a computer, how can I file for my business license?
15. In reviewing the information I supplied to your office, I realized that I filed incorrectly or I need to change the physical or mailing address. How do I make necessary changes?
16. If my business involves meals/beverages or lodging/room rental, are there any additional filing or tax requirements?
17. What other types of business taxes are there?
18. What is tangible personal property?
19. How often must I file a list of my business tangible personal property?
20. What is the personal property tax rate for business equipment?
21. Is there a late filing penalty for failure to file a return by the prescribed deadline?
22. Why do contractors need to supply a list of their subcontractors for jobs?
23. Do I need to report any changes to my business?
24. What do I need to do to close my Business?
25. Do I still need a vehicle decal for my windshield?
26. Where do I pay my personal property or real estate taxes?
27. How are expenditures funded?
28. What is included in the county's budget?
29. Does the Board of Supervisors approve expenditures for the county schools?
30. Does the County have an Appeals Procedure for public procurement actions?
31. How does the County evaluate proposals, or Request for Proposals (RFP)?
32. How does the County evaluate sealed bids?
33. What are the competition levels for various purchases?
34. What is an RFQ and how is it different form other solicitations?