A City is in effect many businesses, which include governmental and proprietary operations working together, whose primary goal is measured by how well they serve their customers, the residents. An important function of the City's Finance Department is that of the Purchasing Division led by the Purchasing Manager. The Purchasing Manager's job is to direct and coordinate all purchasing, within the City, handle all public bids, assist with the writing of specifications, and insure that all Federal, State and Local guidelines are met and complied with.
It is the Purchasing Division's primary purpose to acquire goods and/or services at the best possible price, consistent with required specifications, from responsible vendors so that proper and efficient operations exist within the City. In other words, obtaining everything from paper clips and tanker trucks to architectural and engineering services. The Purchasing Division enhances City operations so that the City may provide the best service possible. This is accomplished through procedures bound together by ethics, integrity and intelligence.
The City of Port Orange has become a participant with Demandstar.com To access bid information go to the vendor bid information page. The Purchasing Division is located on the first floor of City Hall and is always open to new ideas, products, services and the companies that provide such.