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 $20,000 requires advertisement.  Advertisements will be made in the Tampa Bay Times, BidNet Direct and on the City's website.  All documents and addenda can be downloaded from BidNet Direct on all current solicitations.  This access is free.

Public Surplus

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

   Tampa Machinery Auction for automotive and large equipment.  

Tampa Liquidation Center  for all other surplus materials.

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