The Purchasing Division analyzes the purchasing patterns of city departments, plans procurements to take advantage of annual cycles, distributes specifications to appropriate sources, receives bids and proposals, and awards and monitors contracts.
The Purchasing Division provides equal competitive opportunity to all suppliers by promoting competitive bidding and/or competitive negotiation, and establishes and maintains trust, confidence, and cooperation with all suppliers.
Effective July 1, 2018, the Purchasing Division will no longer be regularly advertising invitation to bid solicitations in the Roanoke Times and/or Roanoke Tribune. Solicitation details may be found on the City's Vendor Self Service System (https://vss.roanokeva.gov/webapp/VSSPROD/AltSelfService) or on the Purchasing Division website (www.roanokeva.gov/purchasing) under the Current Bids and Proposals Tab.
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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 purchasing and contracting for all supplies, materials, equipment, and contractual services required by any city department, overseeing of the contracts, leases, and agreement database, administration of the purchasing card program, wireless communications, records management and surplus property.
We present the opportunity for interested vendors to provide products and/or services to all city departments. We advocate equal opportunity both in purchasing and employment, and seek participation from small, minority, women-owned, and service disabled veteran-owned businesses. This public body does not discriminate against faith-based organizations.