What We Buy
Everything that is required to keep the City operating on a daily basis, from office supplies to street paving services. Our goal is to provide City Departments (Internal Customers) and associated organizations, outstanding procurement support necessary to meet their operational missions and objectives.
How We Buy
Our objective is to purchase the required goods and services in a timely manner to meet the City's needs at a fair and reasonable price utilizing an open competitive bidding process.
Methods of Procurement
Purchases are made utilizing techniques such as telephone quotations or informal quotations for items valued $45,000 or less, or when emergency conditions prevail. Written quotations are required for purchases greater than $45,000. Formal bid procedures are used when the procurement is estimated to exceed $175,000 for goods and services.
Selecting Sources of Procurement
Goods and services are procured in compliance with all applicable laws, policies and regulations with contracts awarded to vendors best meeting the City’s requirements while providing a fair and reasonable price. The City Council adopted a 5% local preference for suppliers located within the City limits. A 5% preference may be applied to the total price during the evaluation of competitive bids for maintenance work and general services projects and for materials, supplies or equipment. Local preference does not apply to public works contracts or where prohibited by law.