Shared Procurement Portal:
The City of Bellevue participates with other cities in using a Shared Procurement Portal that is administered by the eCityGov Alliance. Suppliers, Contractors and Consultants interested in doing business with the City of Bellevue are encouraged to register on the appropriate roster(s) found on the Shared Procurement Portal. There is no charge for applying for placement on these rosters.
For public works and large materials, supplies and equipment procurements, the city will issue an invitation to bid, a formal sealed bid process that typically results in a public bid opening.
Requests for Proposals:
A Request for Proposals (RFP) is a method of soliciting competitive proposals for a defined scope of work. An RFP considers and evaluates factors to measure qualification, delivery and service reputation as well as price.
Requests for Qualifications:
A Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is a method of soliciting competitive proposals that formally considers and evaluates factors to measure firms on the basis of demonstrated competency and qualification rather than price.