Stage Four: Solicitation Process

Stage Four, the Solicitation Process, includes public advertisement of the solicitation and all events occurring while the solicitation is open for competitive bidding, and important information for suppliers interested in submitting responses to solicitations.

Key steps performed by our State Purchasing Division (SPD) team, procurement professionals and suppliers, as described in the Georgia Procurement Manual, include the following:

State Actions:

  • Publicly advertise solicitations
  • Manage communications
  • Revise or cancel solicitations as needed
  • Receive supplier responses
  • Close the solicitation

Supplier Actions:

  • Access and review solicitations
  • Prepare and submit responses