Types of Procurement
The City solicits necessary goods and services by utilizing one (1) of the following procurement methods:
- Small Purchases - This method is utilized when procuring goods and services with a cumulative dollar value of less than $100,000.
- Competitive Sealed Bidding - This is a formal process that is implemented for the procurement of goods and services with a cumulative dollar value of $100,000.00 or more. Bids are solicited in writing and are sealed until the date specified. Bids are opened and read aloud in a public setting.
- Competitive Negotiations - This is a formal process used for the procurement of professional or non-professional services upon a written determination by the Purchasing Officer that competitive sealed bidding is neither practical nor fiscally advantageous. Proposals are solicited in writing and are sealed until the date specified. Proposals are opened at the specified date and time, and the evaluation process commences until a contract is awarded to the Successful Offeror or Offerors.
- Sole Source - This method is used “upon determination in writing by the Purchasing Officer that there is only one source practicably available for which that is to be procured.” After such determination, a contract may be negotiated and awarded to that source without competitive sealed bidding.
- Emergency Purchases - This method is during emergencies in which the immediate public health, safety, or welfare is involved, or the purchase is required to protect or preserve public properties without delay. This method is only authorized by the Purchasing Officer.