Open Market Purchases

This purchase is initiated by receipt of a requisition by purchasing from another city department. We solicit firm prices on fixed quantities for a specified delivery date. Quotes are required for purchases over $3,000. Quotes may be obtained by fax or e-mail The award is made to the successful vendor by means of a purchase order.

Procurement Cards

P-Cards are used by various departmental personnel to purchase small dollar items, over the internet, over-the-counter items, and for emergencies.

Term Purchases

These are called annual bids, which are initiated by sealed bids for commonly used supplies and services. These purchases are for estimated quantities at fixed prices for a specified term.