Dawson County Purchasing

Melissa Hawk, Purchasing Manager
25 Justice Way, Suite 2223
Dawsonville, GA 30534



(706) 344-3500 x42223 phone
(706) 344-3501 phone
(706) 344-3504 fax

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Our Mission

The Mission of the Purchasing Department is to procure quality goods and services necessary to support all departments within county government at the lowest possible cost. Our mission is to foster broad-based competition, and to administer the Bid Ordinance and Purchasing Policy as set forth by the Board of Commissioners with integrity and fairness to all. 

Dawson County values the relationships we have with our vendors who provide goods and services daily. Without these relationships we would not be able to reach our goals. This page was designed to help vendors navigate the purchasing process. Vendors are encouraged to contact the Purchasing Department with any questions or comments regarding the purchasing process. 

Bid Ordinance and Other Policies

The Dawson County Bid Ordinance requires sealed bids for any purchases more than $25,000. All purchases under this threshold fall under the Purchasing Policy Ordinance.

Local Small Business Initiative Policy (LSBI) is a Dawson County program designed to promote opportunities to Local Small Businesses located in Dawson County. 

Purchasing Policy Ordinance


All bid opportunities are advertised in the legal organ as required by law. Additionally, bids and RFPs are typically posted on the Georgia Procurement Registry, the Chamber of Commerce and county Facebook and Twitter pages, when applicable. This website is the official release site for bids and RFPs and any addenda issued. All information should be confirmed with this site for veracity. 

Vendor Registration

Vendors can register online to be added to the vendor list using the Vendor Registry. In doing so, vendors are notified of potential bid opportunities based on commodity. This is not an automatic notification service, nor does it "pre-qualify" a vendor for any future work. Additionally, departments needing to obtain quotes may use this registry to get vendor contact information without the knowledge of the registrants. With that said, registration is not required but encouraged.

Vendor Registration


Dawson County complies with all E-Verify guidelines as required by federal and state law. The information provided below is intended for vendor/contractor use only. Other regulations address business licensing permitting and employment. The county's identification number is:121884.

Letter to Vendors

E-Verify Contractor Affidavit

E-Verify Subcontractor Affidavit

Formal Non-Sealed Request for Quotes

From time to time, Dawson County will have the need to release formal non-sealed Request for Quotes.  The active RFQs may be found below: