The city’s Purchasing Department is a centralized purchasing system responsible for the procurement of materials, supplies, equipment and services for all city divisions and facilities pursuant to the requirements of the FVMC Chapter 2.36. While public works does manage the bidding and award of all major public works contracts, minor and some major public works projects may be awarded through central purchasing.

The Purchasing Department oversees competitive processes such as Invitation for bids, request for quotes, request for proposals, and statement of qualifications and issues the associated purchase orders. We strive to protect the fiscal health of the city by ensuring ethical and fair practices to achieve the best value in the expenditure of tax dollars, while maintaining the continuity of services and supplies to support the various city departments and divisions.

We hope the information provided here will benefit you as a new or present vendor. In the event you need more information, please feel free to contact us. Routine courtesy visits are not encouraged as they can disrupt the daily workflow. To conserve time and ensure you adequate attention, we urge you to make a definite appointment before coming to the Purchasing Division. Thank You.