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Purchasing

The goals of the Purchasing Division are:

  1. To provide City departments and employees with the highest level of procurement services,
  2. Achieve the Best Value for each dollar spent,
  3. Provide fair and equal access for vendors interested in doing business with the City.

Recipient of the Award for Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 & 2013!

In 1995, the National Purchasing Institute established a program designed to recognize organizational excellence in public procurement. The Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® (AEP) is awarded annually.

This prestigious award is earned by those organizations that demonstrate excellence by obtaining a high score based on standardized criteria. The criteria are designed to measure innovation, professionalism, productivity, e-procurement, and leadership attributes of the procurement organization.

The City's Purchasing Division has won this prestigious award 
nine times since 2004!