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 Dec 9, 2019 at 10:08 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 procurement@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.4946.

Active bids (as of 12/9/2019)

Bid # Description Opening Date
815 Education/Instruction/Training for City Departments & Residents 01/10/22 at 12:01 a.m.
844 Fire Station 206 HVAC Upgrade 12/11/19 at 3:01 p.m.
848 City Hall Painting and Window Repair Project 12/04/19 at 3:01 p.m.
853 Annual Fireworks Display 12/11/19 at 4:01 p.m.
859 Swimming Pool Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Services (Re-Bid) 12/18/19 at 3:01 p.m.
857 Municipal Fiber Network Construction 12/12/19 at 3:01 p.m.
862 Design of Interactive Fountain and Public Space 12/10/19 at 4:01 p.m.
872 TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLAN UPDATE PHASE II 12/10/19 at 3:01 p.m.
876 Multiple Roof Replacements 12/20/19 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):


    Procurement Resources

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