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The Purchasing Department procures all supplies, equipment, and services for all departments within the City organization. Procurement activities include establishing annual contracts and blanket purchase orders to reduce cost; preparing bid specifications and tabulations; conducting bid proceedings; expediting materials; and preparing recommendations to the City Council for purchases over $50,000.

The department regularly meets with using departments to review purchasing procedures and solicit ideas for improved efficiency. The Purchasing Department is committed to providing the best possible service to all customers and to obtaining the best value for the citizens of Georgetown.

Purchasing is responsible for disposing of surplus items. This department also oversees the City warehouse and the pager and cellular services provided to the employees.