Finance > Procurement

The Procurement Department

 

 

The Procurement Department is responsible for the acquisition of supplies, services, and construction in support of the operations of the City of Nogales and is authorized to issue Invitations to Bid and Requests for Proposal. The Department handles release purchase orders, develops term contracts, and acquires supplies and services. The Department also disposes of surplus property and equipment.

 

The Purchasing Department is very conscious of its responsibility and accountability in the expenditure of public funds. Therefore, the Purchasing Department maintains a competitive bidding process in accordance with Federal and State laws, regulations, and Municipal ordinances. It is the Purchasing Department's policy to encourage the participation of qualified vendors in the bidding process, emphasizing opportunities for small businesses and disadvantaged and women owned businesses. Preference may be given to local bidders when not prohibited by the funding source.

 

The Purchasing Department is committed to supporting delivery of services to the public by providing Municipal Departments with quality supplies and services in a cost effective and timely manner. This support is accomplished in strict compliance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations, internal policies, and professional purchasing principles. 

 

Generally, goods puchased under $1,000 do not nequire competitive bids. For a contemplated purchase between $1,000 and $9,999.99, two written quotations from vendors are required, and the lowest responsive quote is awarded. A contemplated purchase from $10,000 to $35,000 requires three written quotations and is awarded to the lowest responsive bidder. All purcahses over $35,000 requrie an advertised, sealed RFP process and are presented to the Mayor and Council for award. Click to read the City of Nogales Purchasing Policy Procedure.

 

Purchasing Agent
Carolina Duran
520-285-5650
cduran@nogalesaz.gov

 

 

Internal Asset Acquisition, Transfer, Disposal, and Auction forms:

New Asset Acquisition Form
Existing Asset TRANSFER Form
Asset Disposal Form
Auction Lot Form
Asset Purchasing Flow Chart