The Budget and Finance Department's Central Purchasing Team is responsible for the acquisition of supplies, services, and construction in support of the operations of the City. Central Purchasing is the entity within the City authorized to issue Invitations to Bid and Requests for Proposal. The Department issues purchase orders, develops term contracts, and acquires supplies and services. The Department also disposes of all municipal surplus property and equipment.
The Central Purchasing Team is very conscious of its responsibility and accountability in the expenditure of public funds. Therefore, Central Purchasing maintains a competitive bidding process in accordance with Federal and State laws, as well as City Charter and local ordinance requirements. It is the policy of Central Purchasing to encourage the participation of qualified vendors in the bidding process. Preference may be given to local bidders when not prohibited by the funding source.
Projects and requirements for the City vary widely, and, as a result, rely heavily upon the local business and contractor community to meet its needs. We encourage the business and contractor community to participate in the various bidding opportunities offered.