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Vendor Pocket Guide:  Doing Business With the City of Harrisonburg

Recently released, this guide provides a summary of the City of Harrisonburg's purchasing policies and also provides a basic overview of how to do business with the City.  Information on the City's purchasing thresholds, where our bids and proposals are posted, and contact information for departments is included in this guide.  

PDF[488KB] Vendor Pocket Guide


Vendor List / Bidder's List

The City does not have a Vendor Application at this time. Vendors are welcome to submit information on their company's products and services to the Purchasing Office. The Purchasing Office then passes this information on to relevant departments for use in small purchases (<$30,000).  

It is recommended that vendors check the City's Bids & Proposals webpage regularly for any new bids or proposals that may open. The City also posts all bids and proposals on eVA.


W-9 Form

To be added as a new City vendor and receive payment for goods and services provided, a completed W-9 form is required. Completed forms may be emailed to or faxed to 540-432-7779.

If you are a current vendor with the City but have changed addresses, tax classification status, federal tax ID number, business name, etc., a new form will be required to be filled out.  If you are a current vendor with the City and your information has not been updated within the last five (5) years on your W-9 form, you may also be asked to provide an updated form.  For a copy of the City's W-9 form, contact the Purchasing Office at 540-432-7794.

PDF[117KB] IRS W-9 Form (Dec. 2014)


Tax Exemption

The City is exempt from Virginia Sales Tax.  Please contact the Purchasing Department at 540-432-7794 for a copy of the Commonwealth of Virginia Sales and Use Tax Certificate of Exemption (ST-12) form.  Please note that the City may be exempt from other taxes and fees in addition to Sales Tax.  Please contact the Purchasing Office for more information.


Purchasing Manual

To obtain a copy of the City's Purchasing Manual, contact the Purchasing Office at 540-432-7794.  In addition to the Purchasing Manual, the City also has a program for promoting procurement from small businesses, and businesses owned by minorities, women and service disabled veterans.

PDF[282KB] Program for Participation of Small Businesses and Minority-Owned, Women-Owned and Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses

Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity website:  


eVA Vendor Registration

The eVA Internet electronic procurement solution, website portal, streamlines and automates government purchasing activities in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  The eVA portal is the gateway for vendors to conduct business with state agencies and public bodies.  All vendors desiring to provide goods and/or services to the Commonwealth are recommended to participate in eVA by registering as a vendor.  There is no cost to register as a vendor on the website.  The portal will provide you with automatic notifications when a bid/proposal is posted by a supplier seeking goods/services in your field, as well as notifications when an update is made (i.e. addenda issued, award notification issued, etc.).  In addition to posting all bids/proposals on the City's website at, the City also posts all bids/proposals on the eVA website.


Can't find what you are looking for?  Contact the Purchasing Office at 540-432-7794.


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RSS Feed For new Invitations to Bid, subscribe to the Bids feed.

RSS Feed For new Requests for Proposals, subscribe to the Proposals feed.

RSS Feed To be notified of all new bids and proposals and when an addendum is added to bids and/or proposals, subscribe to the Recently Updated Bids feed.



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