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Doing Business with VDOF

The Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) advertises Invitations For Bid (IFB), Requests For Proposal (RFP), Timber Sales | Request for Qualitification and Solicitations awarded by DPS on this website.

  • Vendors who wish to do business with VDOF must first register with eVA.
  • If eligible, vendors should also certify with the Department of Minority Business Enterprise as a Small, Women, or Minority Owned Business (SWAM).

Registering with eVA

All vendors wishing to register as a regular bidder must register with eVA to do business with VDOF. eVA is the Internet-based procurement system used by state agencies and institutions.

The eVA Mobile 4 Business app gives businesses immediate access to all bid opportunities and solicitations published on eVA’s public Virginia Business Opportunities (VBO) page. Find the app in the Apple and Android app stores by searching for eVA Mobile 4 Business or use your mobile browser to access the web version at

To register, follow these steps:

A registration fee will apply and other fees may be applicable. Basic and premium registration levels are offered. Vendors registered at the premium level will receive an e-mail “push” notification of requirements solicited by state agencies and institutions. In addition, many political subdivisions use eVA as their electronic order and delivery system.

The information submitted on the registration will be used in determining the types of materials, equipment, supplies, or services for which the vendor will receive solicitations. Each purchasing office reserves the right to verify the vendor's capability prior to making an award. It is the responsibility of each vendor to maintain a current and accurate registration account in eVA.

Vendors not registered with eVA who wish to respond to a State Agency solicitation and be considered for an award must register prior to award. All state agencies have access to the eVA Vendor List; however, they are not required to use it.

Helpful Contacts

VDOF ensures non-discrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action in the hiring and employment practices of contractors and subcontractors.

Procurement questions: Amy Ricotta at 434.220.9009

Bid and Solicitation Information

Timber Sales

Invitation for Bids

  • IFB #411:A21000-02 - Aerial Forest Fire Suppression [Info]
    Helicopter w/Water Bucket – Spring 2021
    Bids Due:  12/09/2020 at 2:00 PM
    Contact Person:  Steve Counts @ 434.220.9065

  • IFB 411:A20000-10 - Site Preparation - State Lands / State Forest [ Info ]
    Bids Due:  07/15/2020 at 11:00 a.m.
    Contact for State Lands:  Ed Stoots @ 540.492.0152
    Email: (or)
    Contact for State Forests:  Tom Zaebst @ 804.492.4121

Requests for Information

  • Request for Information (RFI), Plumbing, Salem, VA [ Request for Information ]
    RFI 411:A20000-11
    Information Due Date:  6/12/2020 @ 2:00 pm
    Work Location:  Salem, VA Office
    Contact person for questions:  Joe Schaefer
    Office:  434/.220.9080

Requests for Proposals

Request For Qualifications

  • None at this time.


  • None at this time.

Surplus Auctions and Excess Property

Surplus Auctions

  • None at this time.

Federal Excess Property Program (FEPP) Equipment

The Federal Excess Property Program (FEPP) permits the no-cost LOAN of equipment to rural Volunteer Fire Departments (VFDs). Equipment provided through the U.S. Forest Service Federal Excess Personal Property program is loaned to the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF), which then loans and tracks the equipment to VFDs. All equipment must be returned to the VDOF when it is no longer needed. For further information, contact the Resource Protection Team at 434.977.6555.

  • No equipment is available at this time.