The Georgia Procurement Registry (GPR) is the State of Georgia's central bid registry established by the Department of Administrative Services (DOAS) pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 50-5-69. The GPR is managed by the State Purchasing Division (SPD) of DOAS.
All state government entities subject to DOAS' authority must use the GPR to post solicitations. The GPR has been available on a convenience basis to other state government entities and local government entities that desire to use the GPR. Pursuant to House Bill 489, counties, municipal corporations and local boards of education must post the following beginning July 1, 2018:
• bid or proposal opportunity for goods and services valued at $10,000 or more
• bid or proposal opportunity for public works construction contracts subject to Chapter 91 of Title 36 of the Official Code of Georgia
A copy of the Act may be found at the following link: http://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/en-US/Display/20172018/HB/489.
The local government entity should contact SPD at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide the following information:
• Name (of person who will be posting)
• Local Government Entity Name
• Physical Address
• Email Address
• Phone Number
• Manager's Name
• Manager's Phone Number
Yes. Once SPD receives the first request, SPD will provide that individual with authority to grant other staff members access. Each new member granted access will also be able to grant access to additional staff members as determined by your entity's internal process.
There is no need to contact SPD to add additional staff. All users attached to your entity will be able to post notices and solicitations.
SPD will only grant access to the first employee of the local government that contacts SPD. Once that employee is set up, the employee will be able to grant other employees access, who will then also be able to add other users. These local government employees may then, if approved by the local government, grant access to consultants that are authorized to work on the local government's behalf. Each local government entity is solely responsible for determining who has access to post to the GPR on its behalf and should ensure that proper internal approvals (as applicable) are obtained prior to adding users.
Once you obtain access to the GPR, you can post a notice by following the steps in the Quick Reference Guide or training video.
Yes, local government may access training videos and quick reference guides on SPD's website. (Coming Soon)
The GPR is available to the general public to view at http://ssl.doas.state.ga.us/PRSapp/. Suppliers may register to receive email notifications of certain postings at http://doas.ga.gov/state-purchasing/suppliers
The supplier should contact the individual identified as the point of contact within the public notice. This individual is sometimes referred to as the issuing officer.
No, SPD's supplier protest process does not apply to local government procurements. The supplier should contact the local government entity for information concerning any applicable protest process.