Editorial Researcher- New Mexico Business Weekly

The Bernalillo County purchasing department has eliminated its $50 annual fee that had been required to be registered as a vendor.

Bernalillo County purchases about $150 million of goods and services from vendors each year.

“By eliminating this fee, we hope to encourage even more vendors to do business with the county,” Bernalillo County Manager Tom Zdunek said in a news release. “It will also bring county business practices in line with state and other local governments.”

Vendors are still encouraged to register with the county. Some of the benefits of doing so include:

  • Instant downloading of requests for bids (RFB) and requests for proposals (RFP)
  • Automatic notifications of addendums and updates
  • Online viewing of RFB and RFP results

There are 650 vendors who are registered with the county.