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Purpose and Mission
The purpose of the Purchasing Department is to insure that taxpayers' money is saved by purchasing products and services at the lowest possible cost by way of the bid process.
The Purchasing Department is dedicated to the principles of integrity, transparency, competition and fairness in the procurement of products and services for all City departments.
City departments can make purchases up to $500 without requesting quotes. Any purchase over $500 but less than $4,000 must be accompanied by two quotes and be pre approved before the requisitioning department can make the purchase. Any purchase over $10,000 are required to have competitive bids and advertised.
A requisition to purchase is submitted by the Department Head along with specifications for the item(s) or services (s) being requested. The Purchasing Department then takes that information and compiles a bid package. Bid openings are open to the public.
All purchases not budgeted or exceeding the budget shall have the approval of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.