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Physical Address: 215 North Mason Street, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: (970) 221-6775

Purchasing Information

Purchasing provides City departments with a centralized source for pricing, quotations, order placement, vendor contact, and general problem solving. Centralized responsibility for purchasing functions relieves the departments of these time-consuming administrative functions.

It is the goal of the Purchasing Department to consider the total cost of a product or service through its life cycle and our customer's usage requirements. The department strives to establish long term relationships where feasible and to foster constant improvement of services from our vendors.

Orders under $5,000 can be issued by City departments using mini-orders or purchasing cards. Purchasing handles all orders over $5,000 and items over $60,000 must be competitively bid. Many sources of goods and services are used, including the Colorado State Bid system and bids from other governmental entities.

For procurements of up to $60,000 buyers use a variety of methods to fulfill departmental requirements. Quotes are solicited from vendors by mail and, increasingly, by various electronic means. Or, the buyer may place an order using an existing City or State contract, which can also be done when a purchase will be for over $60,000. These larger purchases often require a formal bid or request for proposal.

Purchasing Contacts

For General Information or to advise Purchasing that you have downloaded a Bid or RFP email

Ed Bonnette, C.P.M., CPPB, Senior Buyer (#5),   970-416-2247,      
Sustainable Purchasing including Social Sustainability
Refuse Collection, Recycling and E-Waste                                                                      
Auction, Surplus, and Scrap (non-vehicle)                                                                                                        
Office Supplies and Equipment (MFDs, copiers, scanners, printers, plotters, etc.)
Computers, Servers, Software, Cabling, Network Equipment and Networking Services
Telephones, Wireless and related Equipment & Services
Historic Preservation

Doug Clapp, Senior Buyer (#7), 970-221-6776,
Lease Purchase Financing                                                                                                                            
Motor Vehicles and Related Items
Auction and Surplus; Vehicles, Roads & Construction
Radio & Communication Equipment
Road & Construction Equipment
Shop Equipment
Janitorial Services
Office Furniture and related Services
Work Order Trade Contracts – Painting, Plumbing, HVAC, Roofing, Drywall, & Electrical
Law Enforcement Equipment

Pat Johnson, Senior Buyer (#8), CPPB, 970-221-6816,
Contract Administration (Capital Projects)                                        
Electric & Water Utility Stock
Utility-related Construction
Utility-related Professional Services
Utility-related Printing
Water Treatment Chemicals
Environmental & Regulatory Affairs

Gerry Paul, Director (#9), 970-221-6779,
Financial Services                                                                                                                        
Investment, Safekeeping & Custodial Services
Hearing Officer for Land Use Issues
Art in Public Places (APP)
Golf Concessions and Professional

John Stephen, Senior Buyer (#4), CPPO, LEED AP, 970-221-6777,
    (Major - Parks, Engineering, Facilities, Transportation, DDA and PFA)
    (Minor - Paving and Concrete, Excavating, Fencing, Horizontal Boring, Welding)
Easements and Right-of-Way
Landscaping and Irrigation
Sand, Gravel, Asphalt and Concrete
Snow and Ice Abatement Program
Traffic Control and Signs
Traffic Signal Apparatus
Weed and Rubbish Abatement Program
Athletic Field Paint (MAPO)

Jill Wilson, Buyer (#10), 970-221-6216,
Transfort (excluding buses, vehicles, etc.)
HR Professional Services
Temporary Personnel Services
Firefighting Equipment
Concessions and Vending
    Mobile & Outdoors, Vending Machine Services, City Facilities Food and Beverage
Clothing, Uniforms, Apparel, Dry-Cleaning and Laundry Services