The Purchasing Department is responsible for administrating purchasing policies, programs, and procedures for the acquisition of materials and equipment, supplies, services, and construction projects for all City of Frederick departments. The department also maintains and operates a central supply warehouse, which stocks approximately 3,000 items.



The following policies have been established as guidelines for these services:

  • The City of Frederick shall purchase goods and services from bona fide minority vendors whenever possible, providing cost, quality, and service are equal.
  • The City of Frederick's Ethics Ordinance, Chapter 21 of the Frederick City Code, shall govern all employee relations with vendors and those organizations under contract with the city.
  • The Purchasing Department may consider any evidence available regarding the financial, technical, and other qualifications and abilities of a bidder, including past performance (experience) with the city, in awarding a contract in order to best serve the interest of the city and the taxpaying citizens.

Online Sales

Occasionally various surplus items are posted for sale via public auction. To register as a buyer and to view the items for sale online, please visit the Gov Deals website.