Frances Moore, Purchasing Agent

Bay County Building
515 Center Avenue, Suite 703
Bay City, Michigan 48708
Voice: (989) 895-4037
Fax: (989) 895-4039

Bay County follows the Values and Guiding Principles of Public Procurement:



The Purchasing Division is to provide for the fair and equitable treatment of all persons involved in public purchasing by Bay County, to maximize the purchasing value of public funds in procurement, to provide guidance to all individuals involved in public purchasing regarding the application of the policies and procedures to be adhered to; provides safeguards for maintaining a procurement system of quality and integrity and ensures that expenditures are incurred and recorded timely and in compliance with the annual adopted budget.

The Purchasing Agent shall serve as Bay County’s principal public purchasing official for the procurement of supplies, services, equipment, and construction need by, as well as the disposal, by way of selling via competitive bids, trading, auctioning, or scrapping of surplus and equipment belonging to Bay County.

Purchasing Guidelines

  • Authorized purchasers may make purchases under $1,000 without a Purchase Order
  • Between $1,000 to $5,000 requires one (1) written quote
  • Over $5,000 but below $20,000 requires a minimum of three (3) written quotes
  • Over $20,000 requires a sealed bid

Purchasing Process

  • Purchases above $5,000 but below $20,000 require a minimum of three (3) written price quotes. In some instances the Purchasing Agent may request a formal quotation process.
  • Purchases over $20,000 require a formal bid; requirements for the bid process are detailed in the bid documents. 
  • Bids and formal quotation processes will be advertised on:
  • Location Link

     Bay County TV

     Bay City Times
     Sunday Print Edition
     MLive  https://classifieds.mlive.com/marketplace/category/Legals
     GovSpend  https://govspend.com
     Bay County Facebook
     Bay County Vendor Self-Serve

Upcoming Solicitations

  • Elevator Replacement Consultant
  • Multi-functional Copy Machines (Countywide Replacement)
  • Fire Panel Replacement
  • Electronic Medical Record Storage

Bay County Active Solicitations

Bid Number Bid Name Bid Date/Time Opening Link to Bid Documents
 RFQu 2022-09 Bay County Medical Examiner January 13, 2023, 11:00 AM  RFQu 2022-09 Medical Examiner.pdf  Vendor questions due to Purchasing by December 16, 2022, 5:00 PM