The mission of the Purchasing Department is to receive the maximum value for the taxpayer’s dollar by obtaining goods and services at the best possible price and quality while assuring that all businesses have a fair and equal opportunity to participate in City procurement. In addition, the department strives to provide the highest quality of service to all City staff; conduct all purchasing duties in accordance with all applicable Federal, State and Local laws; to develop mutually beneficial relationships with all vendors; and to ensure that all purchasing personnel conduct their duties with the highest degree of ethical behavior.
Purchasing Department functions include procurement of a variety of commodities and services, preparation of bid documents, facilitation of pre-bid conferences, evaluation of bid responses and the preparation of purchase orders. The department conducts assigned research and develops recommendations of purchasing feasibility and contract placement.
The Purchasing Department also oversees the disposition of surplus; maintains and operates a central supply warehouse of approximately 3,000 items; handles receiving, delivery, and shipping for the City; invoice payment; registration of City vehicles; ordering and receiving of City uniforms; ordering and receiving of City cell phones; management of the City fuel system and operation of the City mail facility.