WASHINGTON COUNTY - In an effort to save money, Washington County will stop soliciting project bids by mail next year.
Instead, the county will advertise new projects on the Internet, using its Web site and a state-run procurement Web site.
The change, which will take effect Jan. 1, 2009, will save the county more than $1,800 per year, Purchasing Agent Karen R. Luther said last month.
Purchasing and engineering department bids will be affected by the change.
"We've been headed in this direction for a while now. Mail is costly," Luther said.
The county has advertised project bids on its Web site for a couple of years, Luther said.
Luther said the county maintains a list of companies and sends bid notices for new projects to relevant vendors from that list.
She said the amount of mailings can vary, from two or three on specialized projects to more than 100 for large construction projects.