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.

Denver Auction Gallery

View the Denver Auction Gallery for information on upcoming auctions including confiscated vehicles, bike auctions, jewelry, heavy equipment and more.

Denver Auction Gallery


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.

December 2021

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 9-10:30 a.m.

5 Steps: How to Do Business with Denver

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

This presentation will help you learn the basics of doing business with the City and County of Denver.

January 2022

5 Steps: How to Do Business with Denver

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

This presentation will help you learn the basics of doing business with the City and County of Denver.

City Events

Denver DOTI Bagels-n-Business Friday, December 3, 2021, 8-9 a.m.

Are you a small, minority or woman owned contractor, consultant or vendor in the transportation and infrastructure industry? Join DOTI to talk business over bagels!


Citywide Bridging the Gap to Success 1st Quarter - Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 9-11 a.m.

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 first quarter solicitations (January 2022 - March 2022). Agencies in attendance include: Department of Transportation and Infrastructure, Denver International Airport, Purchasing Division, Arts & Venues, Parks & Recreation, Elevate Bond Program, National Western Program, Division of Small Business Opportunity (DSBO) and many more.    


City and County of Denver Small Business Certification Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 4-5:30 p.m.

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