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Purchase Processing Time

Average Purchase Order Processing Time

Threshold Requirement Requesting Department Materiel
Management
TOTAL
$0-$4,999.99 1 quote DMBE- Certified SWaM vendor, if available; if not F&R* Obtain 1 quote from a Non-SWaM vendor, if available. VISA, if accepted by vendor 2 days   2 days
$5,000-$49,999.99 Materiel Management; 1 quote SWaM, if available, if not F&R, 2 additional quotes, 1 SWaM, if available and 1 non-SWaM; by telephone, in writing, eVA Quick Quote or informal on-site bidding 2 Days 5 Days 7 Days
$50,000 and over IFB Materiel Management; not less than 6 sources, 4 SWaM, if available; advertised in eVA and on MM** website; public bid opening; award posted for 10 days 2 Days 5 Days 30 Days
$50,000 and over RFP Materiel Management;
not less than 6 sources, 4 SWaM, if available; advertised in eVA, on MM website and in Richmond Times-Dispatch; no public opening; award posted for 10 days
10 days Evaluations 45 Days

*F&R = Fair and Reasonable
**MM = Materiel Management