The Purchasing Department is responsible for overseeing a decentralized purchasing system that reviews and processes purchase orders and reviews quotes to ensure they are in accordance with the City's purchasing policy or State and Federal guidelines.

In addition, the Purchasing Department coordinates and develops formal Invitations to ensure overall compliance with the City's purchasing ordinance:

  • Bid
  • Requests for Information
  • Requests for Proposals
  • Requests for Qualifications
  • Quotes
  • Sole & Single Source Invitations

All procurement of goods or services in which the estimate cost will equal or exceed $50,000 requires advertisement.  Advertisements will be made in the Tampa Bay Times and OpenGov.  All documents and addenda can be downloaded from OpenGov on all current solicitations.  This access is free.

Public Surplus

The Purchasing Department has partnered with the below company for the auction and disposal of our surplus items.


Please feel free to click on the above link for information for future auctions.