Procurement Guidelines

The Purchasing Department implements and administers the purchasing policies and procedures of the City. The Purchasing Department ensures that all purchases are made in accordance with state procurement regulations and city ordinances; that they are open, fair and competitive, and that low cost and high quality standards are met. All goods and services for all municipal departments, including the schools, are purchased by this department.

Policies & Procedures

  1. Bid/Proposal Notification
  2. Contract Compliance & Quality
  3. General Purchases
  4. Open Door Policy
  5. Procurement
  6. Procurement Procedures
  7. Surplus Goods & Real Estate
Gardner advertises all bids in the Gardner News. Advertisements in the Central Register and Goods and Services Bulletin are placed according to statute. Both the Central Register and the Goods and Services Bulletin are published by the Secretary of State and are available in local public libraries.