Doing Business With Us
WE WANT TO DO BUSINESS WITH YOU.
Our mission is simple: to provide the highest quality goods and services to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to better protect and serve our community. We value suppliers who share our dedication to quality and continuous improvement and who are interested in working with us to accomplish our mission.
Soliciting the LVMPD's Business
The Purchasing Unit is responsible for procuring materials, supplies, equipment, and services for all of LVMPD's Bureaus. Your first contact when soliciting the LVMPD's business should be with Purchasing Unit staff. Purchasing staff can then direct you to the area best able to evaluate your organization's products or services for use by the Department.
A copy of LVMPD's Supplier Handbook is available by clicking here.
The Bidding Process
LVMPD's purchases are made through a competitive bidding process in which purchases are divided into formal and informal categories.
Formal purchases are valued at more than $50,000. Bid invitations for formal purchases are advertised on the Bids Available page of the Purchasing Unit web site. In order to facilitate a greater distribution of its bid opportunities, LVMPD has joined Onvia/DemandStar, the leading government purchasing network. Onvia/DemandStar maintains a database of member suppliers, who are automatically notified of bid opportunities relevant to their businesses. For more information on becoming an Onvia/DemandStar member, please visit the Bidder Registration page.
Formal sealed bids/proposals must be submitted to the LVMPD's Purchasing Unit, 400 S. Martin L. King Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89106. Formal bids are opened publicly by the Purchasing Analyst on the date and at or shortly after the time set for receipt of bids in the bid document. Award of a contract resulting from a formal bid invitation is made by the Fiscal Affairs Committee or its designee as formalized by resolution.
Informal purchases are valued at $50,000 or less. Quotations for informal purchases are requested from firms. Written quotations must be submitted for quotations valued between $25,000 and $50,000; Contracts for informal purchases are awarded by the issuance of a LVMPD Purchase Order.
State of Nevada Emerging Small Business (ESB) Program
The State of Nevada’s local Emerging Small Business (ESB) program was created by Assembly Bill 294 in the 2013 Legislative Session and became effective on January 1, 2014. The program is designed to encourage the development and growth of small businesses in Nevada. The program seeks to assist small businesses in obtaining work with state and local government agencies through identifying small businesses that want to contract with governments. Nevada businesses interested in doing business with the State of Nevada Purchasing Division, State of Nevada Public Works Division and/or local governments in Nevada (specifically Clark and Washoe Counties) are encouraged to apply. If a business would like to apply for certification as a local ESB, it should submit a complete application to the State of Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) via the following link: http://www.diversifynevada.com/esb.
A public list of certified businesses will be maintained on GOED’s website (http://www.diversifynevada.com/certified‐emerging‐small‐businesses) and purchasing agents/buyers from state and local government agencies are encouraged to refer to the list of certified businesses when purchasing opportunities arise in order to contact vendors directly for quotes or bids.
Suppliers may also obtain bid information by following LVMPD Purchasing on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/LVMPDPurchasing.