Up to $10,000 the Buyer may seek competition or directly purchase commodities and services provided it is determined that the price is fair and reasonable.
Over $10,000 up to $25,000 the Buyer can use either the fax quote method or the informal quote method as they believe is fair and reasonable and in the best interests of the City.
Purchases over $25,000 will be processed by the Bid & Contract staff following the formal procurement procedures. Formal procurements are conducted in the form of an Invitation for Bid (IFB) or Request for Proposal (RFP).
Formal Solicitations are awarded by City Council for construction related projects and professional services. All other formal solicitations are administratively awarded by the Purchasing Director. An administrative award requires a seven (7) day posting period. These postings are located on a public notice board located in the Purchasing Office.
The City of Scottsdale’s Procurement Code was adopted to simplify, clarify, centralize and modernize the regulations governing procurement by the City. The Code ensures the fair and equitable treatment of all individuals involved in the procurement of materials and services by the City.