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 Aug 12, 2019 at 11:19 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.

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

ATTENTION: Our Bids system is currently experiencing intermittent technical difficulties. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have trouble accessing the system or the solicitation documents, you may contact the Purchasing Division directly at purchasing@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.4946.

Active bids (as of 8/12/2019)

Bid # Description Opening Date
815 Education/Instruction/Training for City Departments & Residents 1/10/22 at 12:01 a.m.
829 Public Safety Center (PSC) Feasibility Study 8/20/19 at 4:01 p.m.
831 CMMS Study 8/15/19 at 4:01 p.m.
840 Third Party Administrator & Platform Provider 8/29/19 at 4:01 p.m.
845 Owner/Advisor Services for Waterfront Implementation 9/18/19 at 4:01 p.m.
846 Edwald Park Pool House and Pool Demolition 8/23/19 at 4:01 p.m.

To view a list of all currently available City bid opportunities, click the link below, leave all the data fields blank, and then click the search button. You MUST use Google Chrome to view bid attachments. 

NOTE: In order to participate in a solicitation, all vendors must first be registered through the City's Vendor Self Service portal.


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

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.

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

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