Purchasing

The government of the City of Alexandria consists of 21 departments with an annual budget of nearly $636.8 million. These departments purchase a variety of goods and services ranging from pencils to multi-million dollar construction projects.

Page updated on May 14, 2021 at 11:31 AM

All contracts for goods, services, insurance or construction are awarded through competitive solicitation or negotiation, or through other processes established by Virginia law and City Code.

For detailed information about the City's purchasing process, see How to do business with the City of Alexandria, Virginia - A Guide for Vendors. 

To apply to be notified of “Invitations to Bid” and “Requests for Proposals” issued by the City and to view and respond to bid and proposal opportunities, please use the City's Vendor Self-Service portal.

Vendor Self-Service Page



Please be advised that plans, specifications, and other supplementary documents for construction ITBs and RFPs are no longer available for purchase in hard copy at the offices of the Purchasing Division. They are now available for download through the Vendor Self-Service portal.

To view the City of Alexandria's postings of surplus property and forfeited and abandoned vehicles on  GovDeals, please enter 'Alexandria' in the 'Search!' field.

Current Bids

Register for Virtual Bid Openings and Pre-Bid Conferences

The City is currently conducting all bid openings and pre-bid conferences virtually to ensure that anyone who wishes to participate can do so safely. In order to register, follow the link below to the Vendor Self-Service page and click on the link for either Bid Openings or Pre-Bid Conferences. There you can choose the meeting you would like to attend by selecting the bid number from the drop-down menu.

If you have questions, please contact us at procurement@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.4946.


Small, Women, and Minority Owned (SWaM) Businesses

For information on the City's SWaM policy, how to certify your business, and news about upcoming vendor forums, visit the SWaM webpage.


Vendor Self-Service

City Solicitations

The City has begun using a new online portal where vendors will be able to view and update their information, view and bid on City contracts and solicitations, and monitor the status of payments. To register as a vendor or maintain your vendor account, login through the Vendor Self-Service (VSS) portal.

ACPS Solicitations

Click the link below to view solicitations issued by the Alexandria City School Board doing business as Alexandria City Public Schools Alexandria, Virginia (ACPS):


Procurement Resources

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