May 2021

Press Release: Montgomery County Procurement Recognizes Small Business Month with Launch of Vendor Innovation Portal for Small Businesses

To recognize Small Business Month in May, the Montgomery County Office of Procurement is launching a new web-based service to connect vendors with County departments. The Vendor Innovation Portal (VIP) will allow businesses to introduce their company and connect with the most appropriate contacts in the County that could best utilize their goods or services. This initiative is a positive step in encouraging innovation and finding best value solutions to the challenges faced in government purchasing. View the Press Release here.

March 2021

Press Release: Montgomery County Designates All Informal Solicitations to Local Businesses More than $2 million in informal solicitations awarded in FY20

As part of County Executive Marc Elrich’s effort to assist local small businesses to recover from the COVID-19 recession, the director of Procurement will require all informal solicitations to be reserved under the Local Small Business Reserve Program (LSBRP), starting on April 1, 2021. In Fiscal Year 2020, $2,026,173 was awarded in informal solicitations. View the Press Release here.