The Purchasing Division is responsible for corporate purchasing services, administration of the City's purchasing policy, contract and tendering services.
The Division coordinates the purchase of materials, supplies, equipment, rentals and services when required by various departments, as economically as possible with due regard for price, availability, quality and service, so as to provide the City Departments and the taxpayer with the best value. This is accomplished by standardization and competitive bidding on the basis of adequate specifications whenever possible and through the establishment and implementation of sound purchasing practices in accordance with municipal, provincial and federal laws. The City encourages and seeks the participation of all qualified vendors in bidding for the City's various requirements. In addition the Division is also responsible for the disposal of surplus materials, scrap and equipment.
Companies interested in selling products or services to the Corporation of the City of Sault Ste. Marie may contact the Purchasing Division for information or for referral to a specific City department.
Office hours are Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (closed noon to 1 p.m.).