Frequently Asked Questions


We have compiled answers to some frequently asked questions below.  Should you have additional questions regarding doing business with Fairfax County, please do not hesitate to contact the Department of Purchasing and Supply Management’s Supplier Diversity Coordinator at 703-324-3104, TTY 711.

    Q: Who is the agency in charge of buying for the County?

             A:    The Department of Purchasing and Supply Management (DPSM) is the primary agency for the procurement of goods and services
                     for the Fairfax County Government and Public Schools.  DPSM provides overall material management, to include procurement and contracting,
                     warehousing, inventory management, and fixed asset accountability.

Location and Business Hours:

Department of Purchasing and Supply Management,
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 427
Fairfax, VA 22035 PH:  703-324-3205 Fax: 703-3243587 http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpsm/
Business hours are from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
A list of the DPSM Contract Specialists is located a http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpsm/contact.htm.

 

    Q: Does the County have a set aside program for small and/or minority businesses?

             A:     No, the County does not have a set aside program. However, DPSM does administer a Supplier Diversity program. The objective
                     of this program is to undertake efforts to increase the opportunity for utilization of small, women-owned and minority-owned (SwaM)
                     businesses in all aspects of procurement. You should call Michael Estelle. Supplier Diversity Coordinator, on 703- 324-3104, TTY 711
                     to obtain additional information on this program.

 

    Q: Who should I contact in the Department of Purchasing and Supply Management to discuss selling my products/services to the County?

             A:      A list of contacts is available athttp://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpsm/contact.htm. Vendors may also call the main number at
                      703-324-3201 and ask to speak with the Contract Specialist in charge of the commodity that you sell or contact our Supplier Diversity
                     Coordinator at 703- 324-3104, TTY 711 for assistance.

    Q: How do I register to receive a copy of future solicitations?

        A:     All vendors interested in doing business with Fairfax County should register with eVA, http://eva.virginia.gov to receive notices of solicitations.
                Complete guidance for Vendor Registration is found at "Selling To Us".

 

    Q: Who do I contact to get a copy of a solicitation package?

             A:    The Department of Purchasing and Supply Management posts all formal solicitations on eVA, the Commonwealth of Virginia's electronic procurement
                     portal.  Vendors may download copies from Current Solicitations page on this website or pick up copies in person at the address above.

 

    Q: Is there information available about establishing my business in Fairfax County?

             A:     Yes, the Economic Development Authority (EDA) has a publication entitled "Doing Business in Fairfax County".

For more information, contact:

Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
8300 Boone Boulevard, Suite 450
Vienna, VA 22182
Tel: 703-790-0600, TTY: 711; Fax: 703-893-1269
E-mail: info@fceda.org
www.FairfaxCountyEDA.org


    Q: Who should I contact in the Department of Purchasing and Supply Management to find out information concerning current contracts such
          as the expiration date, incumbent vendor or contract administrator?


             A:   This information is available from the Online Contract Register at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cregister/ or visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpsm/contact.htm
                    for a list of contacts.

 

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