May I bid if I don't handle the brand listed on the IFB?
Yes, if the bid specified "a brand name or Charleston Water System approved equal," you may offer an alternative" or equal" brand. "Or equal" products will be evaluated after bids are received, based on literature submitted and any required testing for the product.

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1. May a vendor see copies of bids prior to award? If so, where?
2. What are the most frequently considered factors involved in determining a responsive bid and a responsible bidder?
3. Can a stipulation of "all or none" on behalf of the vendor for his materials lead to a disqualification of the bid?
4. When is resident preference applicable?
5. May a vendor call and ask to review the contract file and request information about an award?
6. Does the Commission have special authorization purchases?
7. Who manages surplus property?
8. I have a question about surplus property. Who should I talk to?
9. What should I do first if I wish to bid on Commission business?
10. What happens if I can only bid on part of the items in an IFB?
11. How can I get my product approved?
12. May I bid if I don't handle the brand listed on the IFB?
13. How do I get a copy of Charleston Water System's 2015 W-9 form?