The City actively encourages businesses large and small to become potential suppliers of goods and services to the organization. The City's processes for buying will be detailed in a purchasing ordinance expected to take effect in June, 2009.
Vendors/Bidders List - To make it easier for businesses to make the City aware of what they can provide, a system is being developed to allow for online registration of a firm's interest in doing business with the City. When activated this summer, information businesses enter when they sign up will form a database from which the City can draw when it has purchases to make. This system is expected to be automated.
RFPs / RFQs - Notices of formal requests for proposals and qualifications will initially be posted in the Latest News section on the home page, but also will appear on the Finance Department page, where bid results also will be posted. Those wanting to receive notices of those requests will be able to sign up through the Bidders List being developed over coming months.
Insurance Requirements - While unique to the service provided, firms doing business with the City are required to be insured. The type and coverage will vary according to services provided.