Bidder Registration

Sign up to receive email notifications when new bids become available.

Be the first to know! Register as a current vendor with this new system. The quick two-step registration process and instructions are detailed below.


Step I. Register with Public Purchase:

Use the link below to begin the registration process. It can take up to 24 hours for your account to become active. You will receive an email from Public Purchase letting you know your account is activated. Be sure and add to your contact list to avoid the bid notification emails being sent to your junk folder.

If you are already registered with Public Purchase previously, please proceed directly to step II.

Step II. Register with City of Winchester:

  1. Once you have received your activation email from Public Purchase log into and accept the terms and conditions of use.
  2. Click on the "Tools" tab, Click on the "Agencies" tab. 
  3. This will take you to the agency search page. In the agency name box type in the name of the agency.  Leave the "new agency since" box blank.  Make sure Registration Status says "ALL".  Click on "search" this will bring up the agency below, to the far right of it you will see "view" and "Register" click on the "Register" link to complete the vendor registration with the agency.

It is important that this second part of the registration is complete or you will not receive notifications of upcoming quote opportunities from City of Winchester. It is your responsibility to keep the information up to date, particularly the contacts and email addresses.

Benefits to the City

This eProcurement system is compliant with all Federal and State regulations, which determine the required procedures for Government Agency purchasing practices. This service will also create an up to date vendor database, which will be hosted on Public Purchase's servers and will allow suppliers to easily update and change their information as needed.

Benefits to You

This eProcurement system will create a single location in which to view open Requests for Quotation and award information for previous RFQ's issued through the Public Purchase website. This system will also provide you with automatic notification and transmittal of bid solicitations to vendors. In addition, Public Purchase gives you access to bid opportunities with other government entities. All of this is provided at no charge to you.

If you need any assistance with this process please contact Public Purchase at  Or use their Live Chat during business hours. It can be found in the upper left corner of the web site.

Thank you for participating in City of Winchester new registration process.