The Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing Department is the primary agency responsible for purchasing and e-sourcing matters for supplies and services necessary for the efficient operation of all City departments. The Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing Department works jointly with the various City departments in developing bid specifications, scopes of work and is responsible for facilitating the bidding and contract awarding process.
In addition to the above, the Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing Department is responsible for monitoring annual contracts, contract administration, issuing and approving purchase orders. The Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing Department also provides internal and external workshops and trainings relating to contract administration, bid and proposal preparation, vendor outreach with the focus on clarifying “How to do Business with the City”.
The Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing Department coordinates contracts in accordance with State statutes, City ordinances and proper purchasing procedures for the purchase of all supplies, materials, and services in annual amounts exceeding $50,000 for all City departments, and administers all formal contracts and acts as the City’s liaison with vendors.