All qualified vendors have access to state business. Vendors registered in eVA for the particular commodity or service will receive automatic e-mail notification of the solicitation. All Invitations for Bids, Requests for Proposal, sole source award notices, emergency award notices, and conceptual proposals received under a Public-Private Educational Facilities Infrastructure Act (PPEA) or Public-Private Transportation Act (PPTA) are posted on eVA.
The minimum time for receipt of a sealed bid or proposal cannot be less than 10 calendar days from the date issued. In addition, mandatory conferences or site visits cannot be scheduled less than 10 calendar days from the date the solicitation is issued and public notice requirements are completed. Vendors should check each solicitation to determine its due date.
Prebid or Preproposal Conference
On complex, critical or high-value procurements, a solicitation may contain a requirement to attend a prebid or preproposal conference. Attendance at conferences may be either optional or mandatory.