The Purchasing Office is part of the Cecil County Finance Department and our purpose is to procure necessary supplies, equipment and services at reasonable prices, in adequate quantities, of satisfactory quality and on schedule from reliable suppliers through a central purchasing function.

Cecil County, Maryland  is the designated procurement authority as outlined in the Code of Cecil County, Chapter 92 and has authorized/delegated this responsibility to the Purchasing Agent.

Solicitations

Formal solicitations are required for purchases $25,000 or over and are advertised publicly.

Note: Cecil County reserves the right to use a 6% Local Preference for vendors/contractors on formal solicitations.

BIDs/RFPs/RFQs/LOIs

Select the CURRENT PROJECTS tab to the left to access information on current Invitation To Bid (ITBs or Bids), Request for Proposal (RFPs or Proposals), Request for Quotation (RFQs or Quotes) or Letters of Interest (LOIs). Please contact the Purchasing Office for more information concerning any Cecil County, Maryland solicitation.

Electronically submitted Bids or Proposals will not be accepted.  Solicitations are provided on the Cecil County, MD website as a .pdf document for all vendors to download.  All vendors wishing to submit a solicitation should obtain an original set of documents or a CD from the Cecil County Purchasing Office (fees may apply).  Changes or addendums to any solicitation will be posted on the County web-page.  The County is not responsible for information obtained from sources outside the Cecil County Purchasing Office.  Vendors obtaining electronic copies of the proposal documents from outside the Purchasing Office will be directly responsible for obtaining updates, changes or addendums either from the updated web-page or by contacting the Purchasing Office.