The mission of the Purchasing Department is to ensure the purchase of quality goods and services for the best possible price and facilitate delivery of those goods and services when and where needed. Additionally, we are committed to ensuring responsible bidders are given a fair opportunity to compete for the City's business. This is done through statutory requirements for competitive bids and proposals as well as the City's monetary and purchasing guidelines. We ensure public funds are safeguarded. Although the Purchasing Department does not usually designate the types of purchases to be made, we should see that the best value is received for the public dollar. We are interested in obtaining good response to our bids and inquiries. We welcome your input regarding bid response times, changes in specifications, and any other suggestions that might improve competition on our bids and proposals.
Warehouse Inventory Accuracy (FY 2018 - FY 2022)
The Purchasing & Facility Services Department maintains a warehouse of routinely needed utility, safety, and janitorial supplies. The average value of the inventory in stock in the warehouse is approximately $478,000, and the inventory typically turns over two times per year on average.
Inventory accuracy refers to all the discrepancies between electronic records of the inventory and the physical state of the inventory. The issuance of items out of the warehouse is strictly controlled and tracked, which results in high inventory accuracy when the warehouse inventory is physically counted at the end of the fiscal year.