Frequently Asked Questions
The following are the most commonly asked questions regarding humans services contracts management.
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How do I become a County vendor?
All vendors interested in doing business with Fairfax County should register with the Department of Purchasing and Supply Management. The Procurement Opportunities List ("POL") Application is the "registration form" used for this purpose. An IRS Form W-9 is also required. Both forms are available by download from this site or by calling 703-324-3201, TTY 711. Normally five workdays from our receipt of an application are required to complete the registration process. Link to Department of Purchasing and Supply Management:
How do I know what the County is soliciting for or what solicitations are active?
You can view the current County solicitations anytime at:
Only currently open solicitations will appear at this site.
What is BPOL?
Business, Professional and Occupational License (BPOL) is a business license. The BPOL tax is $30 for businesses with a gross annual income of more than $10,000, but less than $50,000. If income is $10,000 or less no tax is required and the BPOL is not required. For information, call the Fairfax County Department of Taxation at 703-222-8234, TTY 703-222-7594. Link to Department of Tax Administration:
How can I check to see if my contract payments are current?
The contracts analyst responsible for your contract or the analyst's supervisor can determine whether your payments are current for a particular contract. Call Contracst Management at 703-324-5551, TTY 711 to contact the appropriate contract analyst or supervisor for that program area, or call the Contracts Management Business Manager at 703-324-5630, TTY 703-324-5628.
What are the general terms for payment in the County? / How do I invoice the County
The payment terms and invoice terms are listed in the General Terms and Conditions to Bidders which becomes part of your agencies contract and is detailed on the Department of Purchasing and Supply Management's website at:
http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpsm/pdf/generalconditions.pdf (PDF format - 86 KB)
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