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Message from the Purchasing Agent

We look forward to doing business with you. Our interactive Purchasing web site has been developed with the intent to provide the user with information which will allow for a productive relationship with the City of New Haven. The side menu provides an overview of what is contained in the site such as Procurement Policy, General Information, Department Contacts, FAQ and so much more. We can now accept most solicitations online.

Prospective vendors can register to be notified via E-mail of current procurement opportunities and view the submission results on-line. Anyone can register and download the procurement documents without any costs or fees. Procurement documents which contain large drawings and specifications can be obtained from a graphic reproduction firm of your choice. By utilizing this website, we look forward to reaching out even further to all contractors, in order to procure products and services that are in the best interest of the City of New Haven.

Your comments and suggestions are very important to us, please feel free to contact us at purchasing@newhavenct.gov or call us at (203) 946-8201.

Thank you.

Shawn Garris
Acting Purchasing Agent

Mission Statement

The Bureau of Purchases ensures the procurement of supplies, materials, equipment and contractual services for all departments, offices, boards, institutions and other agencies of the City by obtaining quality cost-effective goods and services in a timely professional manner through a competitive, fair and socially responsible process in accordance with the law. The Bureau performs the following duties:

  • Provides departments direction on proper City purchasing policy and procedures.
  • Responsible for the contract process from advertisement of Request for Proposals (RFP) and Bid specifications to final contract.
  • Approval and processing of all City purchase requisitions.
  • Maintenance & expansion of all vendor databases.