Procurement Process

The amount of an individual expenditure determines the level of competition required. The Procurement Threshold Table below summarizes the required competition. 

Dollar Amount Competition Required
$0-$4,999 Department discretion
$5,000 - $9,999 3 documents quotes (phone or email) to Purchasing Department
$10,000 -$49,999 Minimum of 3 formal written quotes by vendor to Purchasing Department 
$50,000 and over Formal solicitations, requires City Council approval