Nicholas Lam, Director of Purchasing/Risk Management
Teresa Johnson, Purchasing Manager
The Purchasing/Risk Management Division is comprised of Purchasing, Risk Management, and Mail Services.
Purchasing provides assistance to City divisions for the cost effective and efficient purchase of goods and services as well as the disposition of surplus property. It is responsible for the coordination of special programs such as outreach to Minority Business Enterprises and Women Business Enterprises, prevailing wage compliance, vendor relations, auction of surplus property, and state cooperative purchasing.
This division provides risk management services, administers loss reduction programs, purchases insurance coverages for identified exposures to loss and administers claims for property damage or personal injury made against the City.
To review the projects currently out for bid, go to Bid Opportunities page.
To be placed on the City’s bidders list, go to the Bidders List Program page.
To learn all about the process of being a vendor to the city, please
go to How To Do Business With the City (.pdf).
Surplus Property Auctions
Twice a year the city and other governmental units join together to auction surplus property and items seized in criminal and civil cases. For information on the next auction, go to Auctions.
The city also sometimes offers surplus property for sale at the Internet auction site PublicSurplus.com (click to access)