Frequently Asked Questions
To become a registered vendor with Cobb County, please complete the online registration found in the Become A Vendor section below or complete the manual registration form, also found below, if unable to register online.
Whether registering online or manually, a copy of your W-9 must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to become an active vendor.
Both online and manual applications are processed by the:
Cobb County Finance Department
100 Cherokee Street, Suite 410
Marietta, GA 30090
Questions about enrollment or the status of your application should be directed to email@example.com.
Registering as a vendor does not guarantee receipt of solicitations (formal or informal). We advise all vendors to check the main Purchasing page for formal Sealed Bid solicitations (updated every Friday) as well as communicate regularly with the appropriate buyer in General Purchasing for informal solicitations. Contact information can be found on our About page.
You do not have to be a registered vendor with Cobb County to submit a bid/proposal. However, we recommend vendors complete the vendor registration process to prevent delays in bid awards.
Buyers meet with vendors from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, by appointment only. Please call (770) 528-8400 to schedule an appointment.
Become a Vendor
Thank you for your interest in doing business with the Cobb County Government. The Purchasing Department is responsible for all functions related to the procurement of equipment, goods, and services for user departments. Taking the time required to complete and submit the Vendor Application Form will enable us to work more effectively together to provide the citizens of Cobb County with the goods and services required to operate an effective and efficient local government through competitive solicitation methods while providing responsive, fair, and courteous services to all parties involved in the procurement process.
Cobb County Government would like to identify individuals and businesses certified and/or meeting the definition of a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) who are providing products and/or services to Cobb County. Please specify on the Cobb County Vendor Information form if your company is a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participant (Female, Black American, Hispanic American and any other minority owned business).
Cobb County Government requires vendors to provide a E-Verify program number and program date of authorization. All vendors, contractors and subcontractors are required to provide proof of eligibility of their employees to work in the United States upon request.
Thank you again for your interest in doing business with the Cobb County Government. If you have any questions, please contact our Purchasing Department or Finance Department. If you are a vendor wishing to do business with Cobb County please call the Purchasing Department at (770) 528-8400 or read our booklet,
Register with Our Vendor Self Service System (VSS)
**Due to a recent change in procedure, vendors will be required to verbally verify their application, including EFT information (if applicable). Vendors will not be activated in the system until verbal verification is completed.**
Cobb County’s Vendor Self Service (VSS) system is currently unavailable. The system is undergoing critical security updates to improve the process for our vendors and our staff. We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we make these needed changes. Vendors wishing to register with Cobb County should submit a completed Cobb County Manual Vendor Registration Form and a W-9 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Links for the forms can be found below under Obtaining Printed Applications). Please note that registration could take at least ten business days to confirm.
Vendors may register utilizing the County's online Vendor Self Service System (VSS) here. Please make sure to read and follow the instructions carefully when registering. Your vendor application is not complete, and will not be activated, until a completed W-9 is emailed to email@example.com and processed by our Finance Department.
Detailed instructions on how to complete the online process can be found below.
If you are unable to register electronically, the manual registration form can be found below and may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org along with the completed W-9 as well.