How to Participate in the City's Procurement Process
350 Kimbark Street, Longmont, CO 80501
(303) 651-8349 Phone
(303) 651-8588 Fax
All purchases made by the City of
Longmont must be in accordance with City Ordinance 0-93-05, Chapter 4.12.
For a printable brochure outlining the process for doing business with the City of Longmont, visit the following link: Doing Business With The City Of Longmont
Purchases totaling $5,000 or less
are processed directly by the requesting department/division using either
a Procurement Card or a Purchase Order (PO).
Purchases of goods and/or services
costing more than $5,000 but less than $25,000 require that competition be
sought via an informal quote process. Typically, the requesting department/division
will obtain the quotes and forward their recommendation to Purchasing and
Contracts. However, staff in Purchasing and Contracts will also obtain the
quotes at the department's/division's request. The department/division (or
Purchasing and Contracts) contacts at least three vendors known to provide
the required good(s) and/or service(s) for a quote.
For purchases of goods and/or services
costing over $25,000, formal competition is sought via either a Request for
Bids (where award will be to the responsible vendor offering the lowest price
and meeting specifications) or a Requests for Proposal (where award will be
to the responsible vendor providing the most advantageous offer to the City
based upon evaluation criteria listed in the RFP).
Our Purchasing staff is available
to meet with vendors regarding new products and/or services. To best serve
our vendor community, it is requested that appointments are scheduled in advance.
Product testing and demonstrations are also coordinated through the Purchasing
and Contracts Division.