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Procurement Division

Welcome to the HRSD Procurement Division. We are responsible for purchasing, renting, leasing, or otherwise acquiring commodities, services, and certain construction and professional services for HRSD. We also manage disposal of surplus property. We leverage our knowledge, supply management expertise and technology to provide solutions to our clients and financial return-on-investment for HRSD, while achieving influence in the marketplace with our key supply partners.

We are committed to providing the necessary resources that establish a foundation in supporting HRSD's mission to protect public health and the waters of Hampton Roads by treating wastewaters effectively.

We believe a strong commitment to providing excellent service to our clients is vital for our success and that the following values are essential to our success:

Strategic Business Partnering

We believe that our strength lies in our professional relationships with the business community and are based upon understanding our clients’ business needs and then planning, implementing and managing the best contracts. We embrace the highest ethical standards of our profession and model ethical conduct to our clients, our colleagues and our peers.

Innovation

We value creativity and innovation in developing and providing successful solutions. We are committed to seeking more efficient and effective ways of conducting our business.

Open Access to Procurement Opportunities and Information

We value our business partners and believe in the practice of free and open competition. We are committed to ensuring a fair, non-discriminatory and complete process based on the highest ethical standards in our profession.

Accurate and Timely Information

We believe that timely and accurate information is crucial to business decisions within HRSD and the business community.

Doing Business with HRSD

Are you registered to do business with HRSD? If not, register online today through HRSD’s eProcurement system. Registration is quick and easy. Access is free to registered suppliers and contractors.

The unique services offered through HRSD’s eProcurement system expedite and streamline routine business processes, expand procurement opportunities and reduce overall costs for improved efficiencies.

Supplier Orientation Sessions

To learn more about HRSD procurement opportunities, Supplier Orientation Sessions are offered in Virginia Beach, VA, to suppliers and contractors at no cost. The sessions provide information including how to do business with HRSD, types of commodities and services needed in support of HRSD's mission, and current and future contracting opportunities with HRSD. In addition, sessions specific to the use of HRSD's automated procurement system can be provided. All sessions are offered at no cost and must be scheduled in advance by contacting our Help Desk.

If you need assistance or have a question, please contact our Help Desk at erphelp@hrsd.com or by phone at 757.460.7318.

Supplier Diversity

The goals of HRSD’s diversity procurement policy are to actively solicit and encourage small, women-owned, minority-owned, and service disabled veteran-owned businesses to participate in procurement opportunities through equally fair and open competition for all contracts.

Whenever HRSD engages in a solicitation, it includes available businesses selected from HRSD’s centralized contractor/supplier database, the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (SBSD) www.sbsd.virginia.gov and/or the Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council (CVMSDC) www.cvmsdc.org/. Small, women-owned, minority-owned and service disabled veteran owned businesses are encouraged to become certified by the SBSD and the CVMSDC.

Each of HRSD’s contractors and suppliers is encouraged to provide for the participation of small, women-owned, minority-owned and service disabled veteran-owned businesses through partnerships, joint ventures, subcontracts and other contractual opportunities. HRSD conducts and/or participates in several supplier outreach events each year. Contact HRSD's Procurement Office at 757.460.7318 or erphelp@hrsd.com, for additional information.

Invoice Payments

In order to ensure prompt payment, suppliers and contractors should prepare invoices in the same format as the associated purchase order or contract. Invoices should be legible, complete and accurate. Submission of invoices by e-mail to ap@hrsd.com is preferred. HRSD’s preferred method of invoice payment is by credit card (ePayables). As an alternative payment method, ACH payments are also utilized. In the event one of these two payment methods is not possible, HRSD will make invoice payments by check.

Surplus Property Sales

HRSD offers a wide variety of surplus supplies, equipment and vehicles for sale throughout the year. Public Surplus, an online auction site, is utilized for the advertisement and competitive bidding of HRSD surplus property. For more information about Public Surplus and HRSD Online Auctions, contact Caitlin Geer.

Procurement Policies

Advertisement of Procurement Opportunities

The Procurement Division advertises bid opportunities on HRSD’s website. In addition, formal competitive sealed proposals are advertised in the local newspaper, The Virginian-Pilot.

Procurements $10,000 or Less

HRSD departments have the delegated authority to make purchases $10,000 or less through the use of HRSD’s Procurement Card. HRSD clients may directly contact suppliers for pricing and delivery of the needed goods or services within the guidelines of HRSD’s Procurement Card Policy.

Procurements Over $10,000 and Up to $100,000

The Procurement Division staff will seek competition to the maximum feasible degree through the use of informal solicitations including Request for Quotes (RFQ’s), Competitive Bids and Competitive Proposals.

Procurements Over $100,000

The Procurement Division staff will seek competition to the maximum feasible degree through the use of formal solicitations including Competitive Sealed Bids (IFB’s), Competitive Sealed Proposals (RFP’s) and Competitive Sealed Technical Proposals (RFTP’s).

Solicitation Amendments and Purchase Order Change Notices

Any changes to an HRSD Procurement Division solicitation or an awarded Purchase Order shall be in the form of a written notice issued by the Procurement Division’s authorized representative. Electronic notifications are sent through HRSD’s e-Procurement system.

To review all of our policies and procedures, please visit our Manuals & Guidelines page.

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HRSD is a proud supporting organization of the Principles and Practices of Public Procurement, a collaborative review of proposed values, principles, and standards of practices for public sector procurement.

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