Purchasing Division

The Purchasing Division is within the Department of General Services. The Division is responsible for acquiring goods and/or related services for City and County of Denver departments/agencies utilizing various governmental procurement best practices, including competitive bidding and direct, open market purchases. The Charter, Denver Revised Municipal Code (D.R.M.C.), and Fiscal Accountability Rules provide the legal authority, policy and procedure for the manner in which the Purchasing Division procures goods and services for agencies of the city.

Cooperative Purchasing

The Purchasing Division participates in cooperative procurement endeavors as provided for in the Denver Revised Municipal Code (Section Sec. 20-64.5). The manager of General Services may authorize purchases of goods and services pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement which, in the opinion of the manager of General Services, is in the best interest of the city. These types of agreements are not subject to the five-year bidding requirement of the city. 

News and Events

Newsletter and Notices

To receive information on upcoming opportunities please complete the Purchasing communication form.

Purchasing sends out biweekly notices and updates on current bids and solicitations, upcoming opportunities, City meetings and events, and will also include community resources for businesses. 

June 2022

Thursday, June 2, 2022 9:00am 

5 Steps: How to Do Business with Denver

Do you offer a commodity or service, constructions services, or professional services?

This presentation will guide you through the 5 steps and the basics of doing business with the City and County of Denver.

Purchasing Presentations


5 Steps: How to Do Business with Denver

Do you offer a commodity or service, constructions services, or professional services?

This presentation will:

  • Introduce you to the City and County of Denver's various agencies and departments.
  • Provide you information on how to develop an agency-targeted list.
  • Explain Purchasing's policies and procedures
  • Inform you of the different networking opportunities within the City


City Events

The Nuts and Bolts of Starting a Business- 2022 Series

Join us for an open dialogue including Q&A as you prepare for business ownership! In this one-hour online workshop, our business development team will walk you through the basic regulatory requirements in addition to reviewing local resources available to you. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am 

DOTI Bagels-n-Business

Friday, June 3, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am

Join us every First Friday to talk business over bagels!
Are you a small, minority or woman owned contractor, consultant or vendor in the Transportation and Infrastructure Industry? We at the Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure are committed to the utilization of certified small, minority and women owned business. SIGN UP TODAY to learn how to do business with a lead agency at the City and County of Denver!

City and County of Denver Small Business Certification

Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 11:30am - 12:30pm

  • What is Certification?
  • Important things to remember
  • Benefits of Certification 

Coffee & Conversations: For Entrepreneurs & The Business-Curious
Do you have a business idea but unsure where to start? Are you looking for help in launching or growing an existing business? Want to connect with like-minded entrepreneurs and build community?

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 10:00am - 10:45am


Construction Empowerment Initiative

The CEI program seeks to ensure that business opportunities created by the expenditure of public funds are made available to all community members, providing a pathway for smaller, minority and women-owned companies in the Denver construction market to grow, prosper and succeed. 

These events are held bi-monthly:

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 9:00am - 11:00am

Bridging the Gap

Are you a small business looking to offer your services to the City and County of Denver? Here's your chance! Please join us for our next Citywide outreach event where small businesses will have the opportunity to talk with agency representatives about their 2022 2nd quarter solicitations.

Date: TBD