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There is a separate list of frequently asked questions for requests for proposals.

No, professional service purchases under $50,000 a year can be purchased on the open-market without the use of a competitive bidding process.

DSCYF bids most of its services under Title 29 Chapter 69 Section 6981 Large professional service procurement process of the Delaware Code.  However, occasionally another section of the code is used for a service when it is more appropriate.  The governing section of the Delaware Code is identified in the Request for Proposals (RFPs).

You are required to have all licenses required by the jurisdictional authority where you provide services. If you provide services within the State of Delaware you are required to have a State of Delaware business license unless you are a non-profit/not-for-profit agency for which this requirement is waived. However, regardless of your tax filing status you are required to have any other professional/clinical licenses required to provide the specific services you provide. Delaware business licenses can be obtained from the Division of Revenue at 302-577-5800.

The Office of Child Care Licensing within the Delaware Department of Education. is responsible for licensing these types of agencies.  You can find information by going here.

An individual or agency can register for State of Delaware procurement opportunity notifications by going to https://mymarketplace.delaware.gov/ and following the instructions to register.

You should contact the DSCYF Procurement Administrator.  The contact information is posted on both the DSCYF Contracting Information and Request for Proposals internet pages where you found this list of frequently asked questions.

If you have questions not addressed above, please contact the DSCYF Procurement Administrator via the contact information on the DSCYF Contracting Information and Request for Proposals internet pages.