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Construction and Non-Construction Goods and Services

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.

Commodities List

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.

Procurement Code

Architect, Engineering, Construction Management, Design Build &
Job Order Contracts

Requests for Statement of Qualifications and the selection process for Architect Services, Construction Services, Engineer Services, Geologist Services, Landscape Architect Services and Land Surveying Services will be made pursuant to ARS Title 34-103 and/or 34-603. not part of the City of Scottsdale web site

City Council approval is required on all contracts over $25,000.

PLEASE NOTE: If your firm is included on a short-list for a qualification interview, all notices of the date and time for the interview will be sent by email, phone, letter or by fax at the sole discretion of the CPM, unless the City Code or State Law requires otherwise.