Purchasing

The Purchasing Office, a division of the Finance Department, is responsible for overseeing the procurement of equipment, supplies, and services. The goal of the Purchasing Office is to ensure that taxpayers receive the maximum value for each dollar spent. This is achieved by purchasing the highest quality goods and services at the lowest possible cost.

The purchasing process is designed to reassure the public that the process is both fair and competitive. In addition, we work to maintain good relationships within the local business community. View the purchasing terms and conditions (PDF) online.

Statutes
Missouri Revised Statute Section 285.530(1)
Effective January 1, 2009 and pursuant to Missouri Revised Statute Section 285.530(1), "No business entity or employer shall knowingly employ, hire for employment, or continue to employ an unauthorized alien to perform work within the State of Missouri." For a copy of this notice and instructions to bidders / vendors, please contact the Purchasing Office.

Missouri Revised Statute Section 292.675.2
Effective August 28, 2009 and pursuant to Missouri Revised Statute Section 292.675.2, "any person signing a contract to work on the construction of public works for any public body shall provide a ten-hour Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) construction safety program for all on-site employees, including subcontractors, which includes a course in construction safety and health approved by OSHA or a similar program approved by the department (of labor and industrial relations) which is at least as stringent as an approved OSHA program. All employees are required to complete the program within sixty days of beginning work on such construction project." For a copy of this notice and instructions to bidders / vendors, please contact the Purchasing Office.