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The County's Purchasing Division of Central Services is responsible for purchasing supplies, materials and equipment for all County Government department and agency operations. It is also responsible for procuring all contracts for construction and consultant services.

All purchases of goods, services and construction must be made in accordance with rules and regulations as specified in the Anne Arundel County Code.


Procedures are dictated by the price of goods/services:
  • Purchases up to $5,000.00 - one quotation
  • Purchases exceeding $5,000 to $25,000 - attempt to obtain three quotations confirmed in writing
  • Purchases over $25,000 - formal public solicitation requiring advertising in a newspaper of general circulation
  • Bonding Requirements
    All capital construction projects require Bid Bonds (5% of proposed price); Performance Bond (100% of award amount) and Labor and Material Bond (50% of award amount).
    Commodity/Service Invitations for Bids (IFB) and Requests for Proposals (RFP) may require any of the bondsstated above. The requirement will be specified in the IFB or RFP when applicable.
  • Insurance Requirements
    All service and construction contracts require insurance certificates for general liability, workers compensation and may require automobile liability naming the County as an additional insured.

Receive Bids

Contractors interested in Capital Construction Contracts are required to complete the Capital Improvement Project Bid List (New Bid List)  in order to be added to the list of businesses notified when the County is soliciting bids for Capital Improvement Projects. The form can also be provided by the Purchasing Office.
Architects and Engineers interested in participating in County projects should submit a Modified SF 254 Form identifying the County disciplines for which they wish to be pre-qualified. The form may be obtained by calling (202) 512-1800 (U.S. Government Printing Office).
All forms should be forwarded to:
Anne Arundel County Purchasing Office
P.O. Box 6675
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Fax: (410) 222-7624


The County maintains a list of solicitations that are currently active.  Click on link below to access this list. 

Current Solicitations

Bid Results

The County posts the results of its selection process.  Click on link below to access this list. 

Bid Results 


2660 Riva Road
Annapolis, MD 21401