What is the basis for an award on bid opportunities?

Bids are awarded to the lowest responsive, responsible bidder. The Purchasing Department, in their sole discretion, may reject all Bids, if deemed in the best interests of the city. The Purchasing Department determines the responsiveness of potential bidders by reviewing the submitted bid documents to ensure compliance with bid requirements.

Additionally, a bidder's responsibility may be determined prior to the bid opening through a pre-qualification process. For opportunities that are issued as a Request for Proposal (RFP), the award may be based upon other criteria and not solely based upon prices. The selection criteria are detailed in the RFP, and may include such things as a respondent's past experience or financial capacity.

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1. Where can I find information about contract opportunities with the City of Winston-Salem?
2. What is the difference between a bid and a proposal?
3. Do I have to register with the Purchasing Department in order to bid?
4. Is there a way for the site to notify me when changes are made or new bids are submitted?
5. Where can I locate bid documents for purchasing opportunities?
6. How many days do I have to return a contract if awarded a project?
7. Am I required to attend pre-bid meetings for a project?
8. Where can I find information on upcoming bids for my service or Commodity?
9. How does a vendor do business with the City?
10. What were the results of a particular bid?
11. What is the basis for an award on bid opportunities?
12. How do I submit a bid?
13. Where can I locate bid documents for Purchasing opportunities?