Thank you for your interest in ALCOSAN. Below are some commonly asked questions regarding doing business with ALCOSAN. If you have more specific questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the appropriate department:

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Frequently Asked Questions

 ALCOSAN contracts with a value of $18,000 and up are advertised in the legal ads and on the Business Opportunities page. You can register your business to receive business notifications on our website.

NOTE: ALCOSAN is not an agency of Allegheny County. Registration on the County bid list does not include registration for the ALCOSAN bid list. All businesses must register with ALCOSAN before they will be notified of ALCOSAN contracts.

The Purchasing Department is responsible for all commercial purchasing policies, procedures and contracts.

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The Procurement Department is responsible for all professional services and construction contracts policies and procedures.

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ALCOSAN has an MBE/WBE/DBE policy that requires companies to award 10 to 25 percent of total contract value to certified minority, women-owned and disadvantaged business enterprises. ALCOSAN also has a requirement for companies to provide 3 percent of total contract value to VA-certified Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDV). Please view the Polices and Procedures page for more details.
ALCOSAN does not accept self-certifications. Your business must be certified by an appropriate third-party agency that conducts an extensive review of the business, 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.

Commercial item providers should contact the Purchasing Department to schedule a meeting with the appropriate staff.

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Professional services and construction companies should contact ALCOSAN’s Procurement Department. The Procurement Department will schedule a meeting with the appropriate staff.

NOTE:  If there is an active procurement or outstanding bid request for which the company may be bidding as a prime or team member, the company will be asked to wait until that particular action has been finalized prior to scheduling a meeting.

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Firms are not precluded from bidding on multiple teams; however, please be aware of potential conflicts of interest.

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