The purchasing department is responsible for coordinating and ensuring the City of Fairhope receives the best price possible for goods and services. This includes approving department purchase requests, creating purchase orders, soliciting quotes from vendors, managing the city's formal bid process, and ensuring purchasing procedures comply with applicable regulations.
The purchasing department is also responsible for the city's stockroom, semi-annual auctions of items declared surplus, and new vendor verification.
The mission of the purchasing department is to provide quality service to both internal and external customers alike. We are committed to supporting City Departments by sourcing quality goods and services in an ethical, cost-effective, and timely manner while adhering to legal requirements as established by local, state, and federal laws and regulations.