Doing Business with ALCOSAN
Whether you’re a contractor, supply vendor or service provider, your business is important to ALCOSAN. We understand that building your business is a time-consuming task. Not only do you have to perform the work; you also have to cultivate it. But with ALCOSAN on your side, we make the process an easy one.
Below are some answers to commonly asked questions regarding how to start the process. You may also wish to download our Doing Business with ALCOSAN brochure here.
How do I learn about bids?
ALCOSAN contracts with a value of $18,000 and up are advertised in the legal ads. At the monthly meeting, ALCOSAN’s Board of Directors awards contracts to the lowest responsible bidder who meets the contract specifications. To have your company's name placed on a bid list for construction contracts, send a written request to the attention of the Engineering & Construction Department at ALCOSAN. When writing, please state the nature of your business. The Engineering and Construction Department keeps a list of interested parties for a minimum of five years. You will be notified automatically of contracts if your business is eligible.
I have done business with Allegheny County. Shouldn’t my company already be on the bid list?
No, ALCOSAN is not a county agency.
Whom do I contact about supplies and service contracts?
The Purchasing Department will handle any questions regarding purchasing policies, procedures and contracts. For more information, please contact Ray Meyer at 412-734-8737.
Does ALCOSAN have a policy regarding minority, women-owned and disadvantaged businesses?
Yes, ALCOSAN has an MBE/WBE/DBE policy in place. ALCOSAN’s goal is to award 10 to 25 percent annually of all contract dollars to minority, women-owned and disadvantaged business enterprises. ALCOSAN makes every effort to meet that goal in its contracts, and to encourage that goal among its contractors and subcontractors. For more information regarding the MBE/WBE/ DBE policy, please contact Ray Meyer at 412-734-8737.
In order to be considered as an MBE/WBE/DBE business by ALCOSAN, does my business have to be certified?
Yes, your business must be certified by an agency such as: the Allegheny County Certification Consultants, the Port Authority of Allegheny County or the County's Department of Aviation. For more information about certification, contact the Allegheny County MWDBE Office at 412-350-4309.
ALCOSAN is a member of the African American Chamber of Commerce, Southwestern Pennsylvania Engineering Outreach (SPEO) and the MWDBE Governmental Committee.