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Purchasing Services

Contact Information
Purchasing Services Division
City Hall
101 1st Street SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401

Phone: 319-286-5021  
Fax: 888-815-3659

Department Contacts

Hours
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Purchasing Services Division was established in 1995 by City of Cedar Rapids Resolution 647-4-95.

Professional Procurement Affiliations
We are a member of the The Institute for Public Procurement(NIGP) and the Iowa Public Procurement Association (IPPA).

Our Vision:
To excel in public purchasing as a valued resource, fostering innovative purchasing solutions, encouraging professional ethics and maintaining the integrity of open and free competition while protecting the interests of the City.

Our Mission:
To provide efficient and timely procurement services that maximize the value for each dollar expended using open and fair competition in accordance with the city's operational purchasing procedures, state and federal regulations, laws, rules, policies and procedures.

Our Values: 

  • Teamwork: Working together with honesty, integrity, responsibility and accountability. 
  • Professional: Be receptive and use technical skills and knowledge to the customers advantage - lead by example. 
  • Responsive: Administer the procurement cycle in an accurate, timely and fair manner. 
  • Best Value: Purchase the right product, with the right quality, at the right price, and of the right quantity, at the right time, and from the right supplier.


Awards:
The City of Cedar Rapids Purchasing Division has been an annual recipient of the Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council's Agency Certificate Award since 2009 as having earned the honor of a full certified public procurement staff.  This award was created to formally recognize an agency's commitment to the value of certification in the public sector.  To earn this certification, the staff completed formal education, procurement-related training and a comprehensive public purchasing written exam. 

Related Links:
The Institute for Public Procurement (NIGP)
Iowa Public Procurement Association (IPPA)
State of Iowa Contracts

 

  

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