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Division of Purchases and Supplies

601 Lakeside Ave., Room 128
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

P: 216.664.2620
F: 216.664.2177
Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm

General Purchasing is the central office through which all competitively-bid purchases for the City are made, under regulations by ordinance and by the direction of the Board of Control. 

The Division also disposes of all surplus property, real and personal, in accordance with established City policies.

City purchases are processed through the submission of requisitions and/or competitive bidding as provided by ordinance authorization.

The Division of Purchases & Supplies:

  • Procures quality commodities and services at the lowest possible cost and in a timely manner through effective and efficient competitive bidding,
  • Maximizes return on the disposal of assets,
  • Administers competitive bidding processes develops, implements, and maintains citywide requirements contracts; and disposes of surplus property, real and personal.

Providing Products and Services for the City of Cleveland

Vendors must meet general conditions in order to bid on contracts with the City of Cleveland. Interested vendors should review instructions & conditions which cover requirements, guidelines, and required forms. In addition, vendors should make themselves familiar with the City’s bidding procedures.


Special Notice for the Cleveland Contracting Community

In May 2013, the City of Cleveland made some changes to its contracting requirements. -more

City of Cleveland Community Benefit Policy

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Minority-Owned, Female-Owned and Small Business Open Houses

Equal Opportunity Information: 216.664.4152
Open House Information: 216.664.2620

On the first Tuesday of every month from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm the City of Cleveland’s Division of Purchasing and Supplies hosts open houses for minority owned, female owned and Cleveland small businesses. The purpose of these open houses is to educate attendees on how to compete for City business. Participants receive a tour of the Bid Room and meet one-on-one with City Buyers assigned to purchase their type of products.

Department of Finance
Sharon A. Dumas, Director
601 Lakeside Ave., Room 104
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

P: 216.664.2536
F: 216.664.2535
Relay Service: 711
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