Purchasing

Aspen City Hall - a brick building in the foreground of forested mountains

Responsibilities

Purchasing is responsible for the daily operations of the Purchasing department and to procure goods, supplies, and services for the City at the best value and least expense.

Duties

Purchasing duties include:

  • To procure all supplies, goods, or services over $10,000
  • Act to procure for the City the highest quality in supplies, equipment and contractual services at the least expense to the City
  • Encourage competition
  • Comply with the City’s Purchasing regulations and laws
  • Keep informed on current developments in the field of purchasing, pricing, market conditions, and new products, and secure for the City the benefits of research done in the field of purchasing by other governmental jurisdictions, national technical societies, trade associations having national recognition and by private businesses and organizations
  • Maintain official purchasing forms and contracts
  • Dispose of surplus property and supplies
  • Participate in, sponsor, conduct or administer cooperative purchasing agreements with the State, one or more political subdivisions of the State of Colorado, or cooperative purchasing agreements
  • Ensures compliance to the physical or functional characteristics as described in the bid documents
  • To develop and maintain purchasing policies and procedures in accordance with Title 4 Procurement, City of Aspen Municipal Code