The Purchasing Department is the office responsible for the acquisition of supplies, services, and construction in support of the operations of the Municipality. The Department is the entity within the Municipality 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 Purchasing Department is very conscious of its responsibility and accountability in the expenditure of public funds. Therefore, the Purchasing Department maintains a competitive bidding process in accordance with Federal and State laws, regulations, and Municipal ordinances. It is the Purchasing Department's policy to encourage the participation of qualified vendors in the bidding process, emphasizing opportunities for small businesses and disadvantaged and women owned businesses. Preference may be given to local bidders when not prohibited by the funding source.
Projects and requirements for the Municipality 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 processes offered. A local bidder's preference is applied for these local businesses & contractors residing within the corporate boundaries of the Municipality. The use of minority and women owned businesses are highly encouraged, and participation goals for sub-contracting may be required depending on the source of funding.