City of Upper Arlington, Ohio

Purchasing

Purchasing Overview

The Purchasing Office of the Finance Department is responsible for the procurement of materials, supplies, equipment and services for the City, in compliance with the City's fiscal policies and legal requirements.  Such oversight ensures a fair and consistent process for vendors seeking to do business with the City, while enabling the City to secure high quality services and goods at the best possible prices.
 
Notice to Vendors
Vendors seeking to qualify as Local Businesses must return the attached Affidavit fully executed and submitted prior to each award. 
 
Online Vendor Registration and Bidding
An online bidding process enables vendors to register for automatic email notifications whenever the City is seeking bids for goods and services that said vendors have indicated they can provide.  This eservice provides a convenient, "one time" means to be automatically registered for any appropriate bid opportunities as they come forward.  Please note: It is important to be pre-registered in order to receive these notifications, as this is the only channel utilized for outreach to prospective vendors, unless specifications for the goods or services desired are complex and cannot easily make use of our online bidding tool.
 
Construction Projects/Requests for Proposal
The Purchasing Office also provides notifications for upcoming Construction Projects and Requests for Proposals utilizing the City's website.  Construction notices are also posted in the Columbus Dispatch.
 
Online Auction for Surplus Items
The Purchasing Office also oversees the disposal of surplus property, and makes use of an online auction site - GovDeals - for this purpose.  Items often to be found on GovDeals include confiscated or unclaimed property from the Police Division such as bicycles, jewelry and electronic goods, old office furniture and computers, City vehicles and equipment, and much more.  Click here to access GovDeals and be sure to narrow your search to Upper Arlington, Ohio for a list of items currently up for auction.
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