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The Finance Department Procurement Division offers many opportunities for companies to sell their general goods and services to the city. The city purchases these goods and services through a competitive process. Procurement issues formal solicitations under either Invitation for Bid (IFB) or Request for Proposal (RFP).  These documents are available for download under the current solicitation links listed below.  NOTE:  Copies of solicitations are available at the Procurement Division for a charge of $0.19 per page.

The Procurement Division also offers other opportunities not available online known as Request for Quotation (RFQ). This type of solicitation is the responsibility of the individual buyer assigned to the request and are not posted here.  Contact the Procurement Division for more information on this type of solicitation.

Professional services and purchases under $1000 are processed on a department level basis. Each department maintains their own listing of available vendors. The Business Liaison link below will provide a listing of contacts for each city department. 


The city of Phoenix Vendor Management System is a registration/notification system open to any and all interested vendors.  Once the registration process is complete, vendors will receive a notice via e-mail when there is a solicitation within their stated scope of work.  It is also suggested that you periodically check for current solicitations posted by the various city of Phoenix departments/divisions (NOTE:  NO SOLICITATIONS ARE POSTED WITHIN THE PROGRAM).

Any Offeror that is recommended for contract award resulting from this solicitation must be registered in the City’s on-line Vendor Management System (VMS) prior to issuance of a contract award or purchase order. Access to the VMS for registration purposes is available at . The City may, at its sole discretion, reject any offer from an Offeror who has not registered in VMS within three (3) business day following award notice.

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:  Please read these instructions before beginning the registration process. Instructions

Go to the Vendor Management System

More information About Doing Business with the City

PDF Document Downloads:

Solicitation Notice, Standard Terms and Conditions

Interim Policy - Transparency (11/7/11)

Interim Policy - Protests and Appeals (12/12/11)

Affidavit of Lawful Presence - Effective 11/24/09

City Procurement City Council Report June 22, 2011