The Purchasing Division contracts for a wide variety of materials, equipment and operating services for all city departments. For purchases over $50,000, competitive requests for bids or proposals are issued through the city’s electronic bid management system, bid results are posted online, and orders are awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder. Multiple quotations are solicitated from registered vendors for purchases between $10,000 and $50,000.

Purchasing is also responsible for the disposal of the city’s obsolete or surplus equipment and scrap materials. The division adheres to the Standards of Purchasing Practice of the California Association of Public Purchasing Officers to ensure that suppliers are treated fairly and the city’s interests are protected. The city welcomes new suppliers and encourages businesses to register for electronic notifications of our bid opportunities.