Purchasing is responsible for overseeing the acquisition of products and services necessary for the Town's operations (except insurance, employee benefits and Capital Improvement projects), ensuring compliance with State of Colorado statutes, standard procurement practices, ethical standards, professionalism, the policies which govern the Town's purchasing processes and developing procedures that maximize the efficiency of the process and the value of dollars spent through open, competitive solicitation methods. The Purchasing Division provides a centralized source for pricing, sourcing, vendor contact, and general problem solving.
The Purchasing Division is a member of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP), which is dedicated to the establishment and maintenance of ethical standards and professionalism in public procurement, as well as, the Rocky Mountain Governmental Purchasing Association (RMGPA), and the Colorado Multiple Assembly of Procurement Officials (Colorado MAPO).
The Purchasing Division strives to assure that taxpayer dollars are used to achieve maximum value for Town contracts; review conditions or practices to minimize or eliminate the causes of loss or damage; use innovative ways to increase efficiency, cut costs and maximize existing resources; build relationships with various internal and external customers based on trust, openness, fairness, and transparency; and implement efficient and effective Procurement programs.
Town's Procurement operations
Procurement Training Programs
Vendor and Solicitation Information
If you are considering working with the Town of Parker, we encourage your firm to register as a vendor to obtain bidding opportunities. The Town has a variety of projects out for bid at any given time. The Town posts solicitations on the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System, see below, as well as on our website under Open Bids.