City of Binghamton, New York


Department Overview

The Purchasing Department is a multi-functional department, however its primary function is to direct the efficient, legal, and cost effective procurement of goods and services for all city departments. The Purchasing Department is also responsible for the management of the central stores facility and storeroom, distribution of automotive and truck replacement parts, janitorial supplies, paper and office supplies for all city departments.

The Purchasing Department solicits bids and requests quotes & proposals for materials, public works projects and professional services.

Competitive Bids/RFPs

In addition to procuring goods & services from County & NYS purchase contracts, competitive bids are required for the purchase of materials or equipment in excess of  $10,000. The threshold for public works or building contracts (labor & material) is $30,000. Bids are advertised in the Press-Sun Bulletin in the legal ads and on the Bids & RFPs page on the City's website.

Bids are typically advertised eight (8) business days prior to the bid opening. The bid advertisement contains information as to the nature of the bid, due date & time, and where to obtain bid documents.