So you'd like to become a potential vendor for the County of McHenry?
Well, here's what you need to do:
Complete the Vendor Application [PDF] commodity sheets and W9 forms [PDF]. Fax or mail them back to us. Once we receive the completed forms, your company's information will be entered into our data base. Then just keep an eye on the web site. Under County Online Services, you'll find a section for RFP & Bids. Click on there and scroll down the list to see if there are any open bids or RFP's that your company would be interested in bidding on. Then go to the Bid Instructions and there you'll find out how to submit a proposal or bid to the County.
Procurement Of Green Products and Technologies
As approved by the McHenry County Board in April, 2008, it is in the interest of public health, safety and welfare and the conservation of energy and natural resources to use and promote environmentally responsible products. The County should strive to influence private purchases through the example of using government specifications and standards that are green or environmentally friendly when making its purchases.
Whenever available and cost-justified, the County should purchase those materials including the purchase of recycled products containing post-consumer materials rather than residual materials resulting from the processing or manufacturing from another product. To the extent practicable, all products standards shall emphasize functional or performance criteria which do not discriminate against the use of recycled materials.
McHenry County should cooperate to the greatest extent feasible with other governments and organizations to develop a comprehensive, consistent and effective procurement effort intended to stimulate the market for recycled products, reusable products, products designed to be recycled, and other environmentally responsible products.
McHenry County shall continue to participate in and shall encourage other public jurisdictions to participate with the County in the purchase of products containing recycled content. Participation in such cooperative systems shall be aimed at obtaining maximum practical recycled content in County purchases, to obtain best available price for products with recycled content, to facilitate or encourage lower prices industry-wide and to encourage development of industries and markets dealing with recycled content products.
Procurement of Products That Are Energy Star Qualified
McHenry County shall select, where life-cycle and cost-effective, ENERGY STAR and other energy efficient products, when acquiring energy-using products. This information will be required by the bidder in their bid submittal.