The Purchasing Division consists of Fleet Maintenance and Warehousing. The City of Monroe has a centralized form of purchasing whereby all requisitions for supplies and apparatus are routed electronically to the Purchasing Division for quoting according to the general statutes of NC and local policy. Fleet Maintenance maintains all moving stock for the City, including vehicles, trucks, and off-road equipment. Warehousing maintains inventory for all utilities as well as general inventory.
•To comply with the legal and ethical requirements of public purchasing and procurement.
•To assure vendors that impartial and equal treatment is afforded to all who wish to do business with the City.
•To receive maximum value for each dollar spent by awarding purchase orders to the lowest responsible bidder, taking into consideration quality, performance, technical support, delivery schedule, past performance, and other relevant factors.
•To provide City departments the required goods, equipment, and services at the time and place needed and in the proper quantity and quality.
•To administer the search for sources of supplies, the development of new sources, the selection of suppliers, negotiations, commitment, follow-up, and adjustments professionally.
•To promote good and effective vendor relations, cultivated by informed and fair buying practices and strict maintenance of ethical standards.
•To effect maximum feasible standardization of products used within and among departments in order to minimize stock levels and obtain better prices.
• Good vendor relations are valuable business assets established through mutual confidence and satisfactory business relationships between buyer and seller. An important contribution toward promoting and preserving these relationships is a clear understanding of the method of contract between the buyer and seller.
If you would like to be added to the City’s vendor list, please fill out a vendor application.
Surplus Property Auction
• The City of Monroe has selected GovDeals to conduct online sales of surplus property. Interested bidders can register for free at the GovDeals website. All items are sold AS IS/WHERE IS. No warranties are expressed or implied. The awarded bidder assumes all the responsibility and costs for removal, packaging, handling and shipping of the items purchased.
•To access a list of items offered by the City of Monroe directly, click on the GovDeals icon.