In accordance with the Virginia Public Procurement Act, the City of Suffolk is unable to grant preferences; however, Suffolk bidders are granted a preference in the event of any tie bid.
Representatives of the Purchasing Division work hard at granting full access to SWAM businesses in hopes of increasing participation by those firms. We use the same definitions used by the Commonwealth in the VPPA, including service related disabled veterans, as SWAM businesses. We advertise our bids with the state Department of Minority Business Enterprise, and use exhaustive methods to assure all potential vendors have full access to our solicitations.
Please contact the Purchasing Division
if you have any further questions.