Purchasing Guidelines

Purchase awards are based on lowest overall cost to the City, the availability of the required product or service, available discounts and a vendor's past performance record.

Purchases to $7,500
The Purchasing Division is responsible for ensuring that a fair market competitive price is paid for all goods or services. If price quotations are necessary to determine a fair market price the Purchasing Division will obtain more than one quotation. Written price quotes are not necessary, however, documentation of verbal price quote must be submitted with the Purchase Order.

Purchase $7,501 to $20,000

Whenever possible, competitive price quotes are to be obtained by at least three companies from the City’s Vendor List. All quotations must be submitted in writing to the Purchasing Division.

Purchases $20,001 to $75,000

All purchases of goods or services over $20,000 must be accomplished by utilizing the City of Inglewood Municipal Code Informal Bidding Requirements, unless otherwise noted as an exception in the Inglewood Municipal Code (Section 2-198.1 “Exceptions to Competitive Bidding Requirement”). These purchases must be sent out to bid for no less than ten calendar days and requires that the proposals be opened in the office of the Purchasing Division at the date and time specified, with no exceptions. Such purchases require approval from the Inglewood City Council.

Purchase of $75,001 and up

Purchases of $75,001 and up must be through the City of Inglewood Municipal Code’s Formal Bid Procedures, unless otherwise noted as an exception in the Inglewood Municipal Code (Section 2-198.1 “Exception to Competitive Bidding Requirement”). The bid is advertised for a minimum of fifteen calendar days and requires that they be opened in the Office of the Inglewood City Clerk at the time and date specified. Such purchases require approval by the City Council of the City of Inglewood.