The Purchasing Department is responsible for the procurement of goods and services used in the running of the City Government. They purchase everything from road materials to equipment to office supplies to janitorial supplies to specialized services and everything in between. They use a competitive bidding process which enables them to provide the best value for the citizens they serve.
The Division of Purchases is committed to support the operations of city government in a manner which assures the community that all procurements are conducted with integrity, openness and with fair and equal opportunity. The Division of Purchases adheres to the code of ethics as established by the National Institute of Governmental Purchases, Incorporated (NIGP).
The Purchasing Division is responsible for the procurement of millions of dollars in goods, services and construction each year. The customers include all city departments, boards and agencies including the Fire and Police Departments, the Airport, Public Works Department and the County Park Board.
In partnership with other governmental agencies the City are a participant in a purchasing group, an e-procurement system centralized to provide a single point of contact and broader access to new business opportunities throughout the State. The system provides the following benefits:
• 24-hour access to business opportunities
• Notification based upon the vendors designated product or service
• More reliable and timely delivery of notifications and documents
• Vendor managed registration system