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:
Requests for Information
Requests for Proposals
Requests for Qualifications
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 BidNet Direct. All documents and addenda can be downloaded from BidNet Direct on all current solicitations. This access is free.
The Purchasing Department has partnered with the below companies for the auction and disposal of our surplus items.