Avoiding the bidding process

Most government agencies may purchase without going through a bid process if the total purchase is under a certain amount ($5,000-$25,000 is typical). The amount varies by agency so be sure to ask each agency that you work with and try to structure the sale under this amount.

Most agencies will purchase using a P-Card, which is similar to a credit card. To take advantage of these non-bid sales, you will need to be able to accept credit cards.