How do I request clarification on bids?
A bidder can request an interpretation or clarification of any of the information concerning the solicitation. The bidder should submit a request for clarification in writing at least 5 working days prior to the date set for receipt of bids. The potential bidder should direct this request to the contact person identified on the solicitation or the Purchasing Division. The Commission will respond in writing and send this information to all firms holding bid documents. A bidder who fails to request any such clarification waives any claim for additional cost or time spent addressing any ambiguity, error, inconsistency or discrepancy in any information, which is found to have been apparent at the time of receipt of bids.

Pre-proposal conferences, pre-bid conferences and site visits may be held for some procurements. During these conferences, Commission staff advise potential offerors of special or technical requirements of a project and allow potential offerors to ask questions about the work to be performed. Attendance at these conferences is not mandatory, unless otherwise stated. Any information disseminated at such a conference will be made available to all firms holding RFPs or IFBs and any other firms indicating an interest in receiving the information. For more information please call 301-454-1609.

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1. What is the Commission’s overall purchasing policy?
2. What types of Items does the Commission purchase?
3. How do I learn about specific Commission procurements?
4. Who does the purchasing for the Commission?
5. Who should I market to?
6. How do I request clarification on bids?
7. Are bid or contract security bonds required?
8. Can I withdraw or modify my bid after submission?
9. What happens if my bid is late?
10. How are purchasing decisions made?
11. Will I be notified about the bid award if I am not selected for award?
12. Do I have a right to protest an award of a purchase?
13. How do I get paid?
14. How do I get paid if I am a subcontractor?
15. Can firms be debarred or suspended from Commission purchases?
16. What should I do if I have more questions?