Albany uses TurboBid — here’s how it works
April 10, 2011 by ei2admin
The City of Albany’s Procurement Office uses an e-Procurement system known as TurboBid. This on-line system allows the City to create bid documents and upload them onto a special website so that vendors can see the bid documents and download them.
You can access the City of Albany’s bid postings on TurboBid by clicking here — this link will provide you with the most current information. For illustration purposes, a “screen shot” of what TurboBid looks like appears below:
Using the link above, any vendor can visit TurboBid at any time to see bid postings by the City of Albany. By clicking on a paricular bid title, a vendor can see more details on that posting. Look for the tabs above the posting; they look like this:
- By clicking on “Bid Q&A,” a bidder can submit a question about the bid package as well as see any other questions that have been asked, along with the answers.
- By clicking on “Documents,” a vendor can see and download the actual bid documents.
- By clicking on “Plan Holders,” the vendor can see a list of the other vendors who have already downloaded the bid documents.
- The tab labeled “eBid” is not currently utilized by the City of Albany. All bids submitted to the City must be submitted on paper, using the bid documents downloaded from the TurboBid web site.
You must register with TurboBid to gain access to some of its features. Registration is simple, and free of charge. Click here to register for TurboBid.