Doing Business with the City

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#1 Small Place in Virginia

Since 2017, Forbes has named Winchester as the #1 best small place in Virginia (#9 in the U.S. in 2019) for business and careers. We are open for business!

Let's Work Together

Economic Development

Old Town Winchester

Planning, Zoning & Inspections

Procurement Opportunities

Procurement Definitions

Bid Type Description
RFP Request For Proposal - The document used to solicit sealed Proposals from potential providers for goods and services (Proposers) over $50,000. Price is usually not a primary evaluation factor. Provides for the negotiation of all terms, including price prior to contract award. May include a provision for the negotiation of Best and Final Offers. May be a single-step or multi-step process.
ITB Invitation to Bid - Bidding process used for soliciting sealed bids for goods and services over $50,000. Award is made to the lowest responsive, responsible bidder.
RFQ Request For Quote - Bidding process for soliciting bids under $50,000. Award is made to the lowest responsive, responsible bidder.

Get Solicitations

Solicitations are available several ways:

  1. Online - Download the document from the links provided in the below chart

  2. Mail - Call the City's Purchasing Division at (540) 667-2378 or e-mail purchasing agent and we will mail the RFP or ITB to you

  3. In-Person - Visit the Purchasing office and pick up a bid or proposal packet between the hours of 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Monday-Friday, excluding holidays. Location: Rouss City Hall, 15 North Cameron Street, First Floor, Winchester, Virginia 22601

Special Events & Filming/Photography

  • Holding a special event on public property
  • Commercial filming or photography on public property

Click here for more information and the permit application.

Business Forms

Other Resources