Evaluation Process

Anyone interested in having their company's products and designs approved by Chesterfield County Utilities is eligible for this evaluation process (PDF).

How to Apply

The committee meets on the last Thursday of each month. A formal written request must be submitted to the committee at least 60 days prior to the date of the presentation. This request should include the preferred meeting date as well as an alternate date.

Copies of Request

In addition, seven copies of this request must be submitted along with seven copies of all literature, specifications, and materials that might affect the decision of the committee.

Presentation Date Notification

You will be notified of your presentation date within 30 days after the receipt of your request. Requests should be in writing, but phone calls will be accepted by the PDRC Committee Chairman.


There will be a 30-minute time limit for each presentation. Questions will be answered in a 15-minute time period after the presentation. Representatives at the meeting should be in a position to offer any type of background on product use and locations, design, and reference checks. These representatives should also have the authority to approve a trial run in Chesterfield County.


Within 45 days after the presentation, the committee will notify the designer or vendor in writing about the committee's findings. A two-thirds vote of the members is required to approve that product or design for use in the utilities department.


Send all applications to:

Chairman, PDRC
Chesterfield County Utilities
P. O. Box 608
Chesterfield, VA 23832

Or email the Department of Utilities with your request.

Important Note

Chesterfield County reserves the right to limit the number of approved manufacturers and products as they deem necessary in order to control parts inventory, maintenance, and training requirements.