The Department of General Services, Purchasing Division analyzes the purchasing patterns of City departments and plan procurements to take advantage of annual cycles; distribute specifications to appropriate sources, receive bids and proposals, and award and monitor contracts. The Purchasing Division also, promotes the reputation of the City of Roanoke for fair dealings and integrity. Provide equal competitive opportunity to all suppliers by promoting competitive bidding and/or competitive negotiation. Establish and maintain trust, confidence and cooperation with all suppliers.
The Purchasing Division is responsible for overseeing purchasing activities for the City of Roanoke in accordance with the Virginia Public Procurement Act and the City's procurement policies and procedures. Responsibilities of the Purchasing Division include the purchasing and contracting for all supplies, materials, equipment, and contractual services required by any City department, overseer of the contracts, leases, and agreement database, administration of the purchasing card program, wireless communications, records management and surplus property.