Doing Business with RCOC - Purchasing Division

RCOC Purchasing Division

The Purchasing Division provides assistance to RCOC departments and divisions for the cost-effective and efficient purchase of goods and services, under the direction of the Board of County Road Commissioners.

Purchasing is responsible for procurement of goods and services that meet the quality levels required by RCOC to provide safe and convenient roads for the traveling public in Oakland County.

Purchasing Process

To do business with the Purchasing Division, please fill out the vendor registration form.

The Road Commission for Oakland County has adopted an electronic bidding process for solicitations over $15,000. Electronic bids may be viewed and submitted at Bid Express.

 Secure electronic bidding allows vendors to:
  • Eliminate late bids due to weather, mail, and traffic delays
  • Minimize bid disqualification due to omissions
  • Reduce costs removing delivery, printing, and resource costs
  • Bid and re-bid until the last minute
  • Download bid documents including plans for free
  • Validate bid bonds online
  • Retrieve bid tabulations
Learn more on the vendor resources page or this vendor overview.

Online Bids

All electronic bidders must first register on Bid Express to create a free Info Tech Digital ID which is used to digitally sign bids. 

It can take up to five business days to process your Digital ID and it is highly recommended that a Digital ID be enabled 48 hours in advance of submitting an electronic bid. Please plan accordingly. See the Bid Express Vendor Guide for a detailed step-by-step walk-through.

Instead of paying paper bidding costs (hand or hired delivery costs), a fee of $25 will be incurred for those who wish to bid electronically on a pay-per-solicitation basis. Alternatively, you may subscribe for $50 per month for unlimited electronic bid submission for all agencies posting solicitations on the Bid Express website, plus get email notifications by agency/work type/commodity code.

More Information

For additional guidance, please contact the Bid Express team at toll free (888) 352-2439 (select option 1) or at

For questions regarding RCOC purchases or the bid process, including any bids administered by a third party administrator or consultant, please call the Purchasing Division at (248) 858-4796.