The Procurement department is responsible for the purchase of goods and services on VIA’s behalf. Goods and services are purchased in accordance with Local, State and Federal provisions and include informal and formal solicitations for bids and proposals. This department procures rolling stock, equipment, parts, supplies, construction, A&E and other types of professional services. Goods and services are procured in a manner that maximizes full and open competition.
In addition to purchases and solicitations, this department assembles scopes of services/statements of work and independent cost estimates. The department also:
Procurement staff attends networking functions and meets with vendors to maintain awareness of new and emerging products and services. VIA’s Procurement department issues more than 20,000 purchase orders and awards more than 80 formal contracts per year. Procurement staff work with nearly every department and division within VIA.