The County of Northampton welcomes the opportunity to do business with interested merchants in the community!All of the County bidding opportunities are offered on Public Purchase. For more information and a listing of current bid opportunities go to http://www.publicpurchase.com
Northampton County uses Public Purchase, a web based eProcurement service for Vendor Registrations and all goods and services required for the County over $25,000.00. Registration through Public Purchase is FREE and allows suppliers to update and change their information at any time. In order to receive notifications from the County, vendors will need to register through the following two-step process:
Use the link below to begin the registration process and select the “Free Registration” option. It can take up to 24 hours to activate your account. You will receive an email from email@example.com letting you know when your account has been activated.
Once you have received your activation email from Public Purchase, log into www.publicpurchase.com and accept the terms and conditions of use. Once registered with Public Purchase, the next step is to register on the site as a vendor of County of Northampton. The County requires that you select the appropriate NIGP Commodity Codes for quote notifications and complete a W-9 form for tax purposes. It is important that this second part of the registration is complete or you will not receive notifications of upcoming quote opportunities from the County.
If you need further assistance with this process please contact Public Purchase directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An official purchase order containing an authorized purchase order number is one method of purchase for goods and services obligating County of Northampton funds. PCard purchases are allowed for other small purchases as designated by Merchant Code and end user strategies.
If you wish to receive a copy of Quote, Bid or RFP responses, you must send an Open Records Request via the County webpage to the County's Open Records Officer.Right To Know Request
Please note that according to the PA Right to Know Law: Quote, Bid and RFP responses are not considered public records until after an award has been made.
The County of Northampton, as a subdivision of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is exempt from all state and federal taxes. Each purchase order issued makes the reference to the tax-exempt status. The current year Tax Exempt Certificate is now available.
2020 Tax Exempt.pdf