Purchasing - Frequently Asked Questions

Purchasing does not MAINTAIN a common vendor/mailing list for BID SOLICITATIONS, HOWEVER, individual buyers do maintain BID LISTS FOR THE COMMODITIES THEY PURCHASE, nor does Purchasing require vendors to register in order to do business with the City.
Information pertaining to our proposals/awards is available upon request and Purchasing diligently works to ensure all vendors have equal access to this information. We accomplish this by providing several methods for you to obtain this information:

  • You may download bid proposals directly from our Web-site so you may “Skip the Trip” to our office. To download proposals, go to our Web-Site and click on the Denver Procurements link, then select the proposal that interests you and follow the instructions for downloading. These proposals are in PDF format and require Acrobat Reader, which you may download free from a link on our Web-Site! A small portion of our proposals may not be posted on our Web-site due to technical constraints or if a Web presence is not appropriate for a particular proposal, in which case, you may obtain a copy from our offices.


  • We’ve also created Automatic E-mail Subscriptions on our Web-Site where you may subscribe to a specific topic (see below for a description of the current topics) and receive “automatic” e-mail notifications when that topic has been modified. You may access this page by going to our Web-Site, then click on Receive Automatic E-mail Subscriptions, then on your desired topic, then follow the instructions and you’ll begin receiving notifications shortly after next modification;


  •  Automatic E-mail Subscription Topics:

  • PURCHASING CONTACT REPRESENTATIVE LIST - This subscription contains the name, address, phone, and fax numbers of the Purchasing Contact Representative (PCR) for each City agency. PCR’s are responsible for initiating a procurement request and are a good source of information about upcoming business opportunities with that agency.

  • Additionally, we have provided a “Contact Us” section on our Web-site. This section contains the name, title, phone, and e-mail address for each of our buyers and a summary of the commodities for which they’re responsible. Our Buyers acquire the goods/services requested by City agencies and are your best source for information pertaining to Purchasing policies/procedures and existing, awarded proposals. You may access this section by going to our Web-Site and clicking on the Contact Us link. If you’re planning on visiting our offices and wish to speak with a buyer, we request you call in advance and make an appointment with that particular buyer(s).

  •  Legal Advertising - Purchasing advertises all Formal proposals (greater than $24,999.99) in the Legal Notices of the Daily Journal, the Denver Newspaper Agency, or other medium if appropriate;

  •  You may also obtain copies of open proposals by visiting our offices during normal business hours. We’re located at 201 West Colfax Avenue, Dept 304, Denver, CO 80202. Our phone number is 720-913-8100, and our hours are 8:00 AM through 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, holidays excluded. Appointments are required if you need to speak with a buyer.