1. How do I get on your bidders' list?
Interested bidders may submit a letter on company letterhead or and e-mail that must include:
company name, address, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address, contact person, and a brief description of your product line (catalogs may be mailed).
2. What kind of equipment does Blair County have?
Currently we have copiers under lease, and various other products we own and operate, from personal computers, printers, office equipment and an As400.
3. Who is your long distance provider?
We currently have Level 3 communications for both local and long distance.
4. Who all do you purchase for?
We purchase for the entire Court House complex, including the Blair County Prison, Valley View Home (the County's long-term care nursing home), the 911-E Center, and the Magisterial District Judges.
5. How often do you bid out a particular item?
The medical bid for Valley View Home and the Blair County Prison is put out annually, as well as data processing supplies, and copy paper. Janitorial supplies are normally bid out monthly. All other items are on "as needed" basis.
6. How do I obtain bid results?
Results are sent to bidders after the bid opening. Pricing is given out only after the opening of the bids. For the public to receive bid results please e-mail the right to know officer.
7. Where and how do I deliver an order?
Deliveries should be made to the "ship to" address which appears on the purchase order. The Court House has a receiving area in the basement of the new addition, located between the Purchasing Office and Office Services. Unless noted otherwise on the purchase order, all deliveries should be made to the receiving area where it is logged in. However, all "next day" or "express" letters or packages must be delivered to the addressee only.
8. What are your hours of operation?
The Purchasing Office is open between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for holidays.