How the City Buys Goods/Services
The City of Austin makes purchases on the open market, by informal or formal requests, or utilizing cooperative contracts.
The City makes purchases based on dollar ranges:
- $0 - $3,000
Purchases made based on a single quote and may be authorized and/or paid using a purchasing order or purchasing card.
- $3,000.01 - $50,000
Purchases made based on an informal request with a minimum of three quotes, with attempts made to obtain at least two quotes from a certified Women or Minority Owned Business
- $50,000.01 and above
Purchases made based on a formal solicitation and may require approval by the City Council