City Purchasing Process

  1. How the City Buys

    Purchases of $25,000 or less are made on the open market. Whenever possible, these purchases are based on informal quotations.

  2. How the City Pays

    After a purchase order has been awarded to a vendor, four steps remain before the transaction is completed.

  3. Purchasing Objectives

    Due to the significant amount of public funds expended each year, the Purchasing and Warehousing Division is guided in its purchasing procedures by several established objectives.

  4. Types of Purchases

    Learn more about the two types of City purchases: Open Market Purchases and Blanket Purchases.

  5. Who Buys For the City

    View a list of the responsibilities that the Purchasing and Warehousing Division assumes when purchasing for the City.