DemandStar is the electronic procurement portal that MCPS uses to post all Invitations to Bid, Requests for Proposals and some Requests for Quotes. Vendors are encouraged to register on this site to receive notifications of procurement opportunities and/or updates to a solicitation.
MCPS is a member of NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement. Departments and vendors are encouraged to use this website as a resource for public procurement information. NIGP offers educational resources as well as hosts the "Annual Forum and Products Exposition" at various locations around the U.S. Vendors should reach out to NIGP directly if they wish to promote their business at this event.
MCPS is a member of the Virginia Association of Governmental Procurement (VAGP), a state public procurement association. Departments and vendors are encouraged to use this website as a resources for public procurement information. VAGP offers educational resources as well as hosts a fall and spring conference at which vendors can promote their businesses. Vendors should reach out to VAGP directly if they have questions regarding the conferences.