The Purchasing Section acquires materials, equipment, and services for all City departments. We buy through a competitive bidding process.
Every purchase has intended and unintended economic, environmental and social impact. Sustainable procurement is about consciously considering those impacts and seeking to make intentional positive community contributions.
The City will integrate economic, quality, environmental and social value considerations into procurement processes for goods, services and construction projects, to the extent permitted by the City’s trade agreement obligations.
The umbrella of City Policy C556A, Sustainable Procurement, includes, ethical standards, environmental sustainability and social value considerations.
The City is now making the transition to using SAP Ariba for procurement, invoicing and payment. Many of the City's contracted suppliers will be invited to join the City and work with us over the SAP Ariba Network.
For those suppliers who have not been contacted by the City to work on the SAP Ariba network, the City will continue to issue purchase orders and receive invoices in our usual manner.
Corporate Procurement Card (Visa Credit Card)
City employees make most everyday business purchases with special Visa credit cards. These cards are identified with the City's name and a picture of City Hall. We prefer to deal with suppliers who can provide us with Visa credit card billing information via Level III enhanced software data.