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Supplier Resource Center

Bidder Opportunities may now be accessed on the Current Business Opportunities web page. Other alternative Supplier Portal functions are continuing to be developed.  Note the extended deadlines and look forward to additional content to be added as it is available. Please check back for updates. We appreciate your patience and interest in doing business with the State of Indiana.

"Thank you for your interest in doing business with the State of Indiana! We hope this Vendor and Supplier Resource Center will help you navigate the process and we look forward to a future business relationship with your company." - Erin Kellam, Deputy Commissioner, IDOA

Requirements to do Business with the State. Any company wanting to do business with the State of Indiana must register with the following state agencies: IDOA, AOS, SOS.

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The State of Indiana has different methods for purchasing products and services based on the estimated price of the project.

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There are a number of programs and preferences that influence the design and evaluation of bids. These can have a large impact on the award of a contract.

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It is important to follow the specific instructions provided in the individual solicitation packet. There are some requirements that apply to all solicitations.

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Agencies will evaluate quotes of responsive bidders by reviewing specifications and other evaluation criteria that is defined in the solicitation.

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Some purchasing methods used by the State of Indiana will require solicitations. It is important to know where to watch for these opportunities and sign up for notifications.

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IDOA will make an award recommendation based on the evaluation of the RFP responses.

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The proposal(s) that received an award recommendation may be selected for further action such as contract negotiations.

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Many State of Indiana agencies use the Supplier Contract Management (SCM) module for the contract process. With this module, contracts will be signed and tracked electronically.

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Supplier Performance is monitored on all State contracts.

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A supplier may submit a formal protest regarding solicitation specifications or procedures by following the IDOA Protest Procurement Policy.

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The State of Indiana procurement process uses many acronyms and terms. Some of these are defined by Indiana Code and may not be used as the standard definition.

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