Purchasing FAQ

  1. Who do I call if I have a question about Purchasing and the City of Portage and I can't find an answer?
  2. How can I find out which services or commodities are currently being solicited?
  3. Do you have some type of list that I can get on to do business with the City?
  4. How often does the City hold auctions?

 


 

1. Who do I call if I have a question about Purchasing and the City of Portage and I can't find an answer?
Contact the City of Portage Purchasing Manager at (269) 324-9284.

2. How can I find out which services or commodities are currently being solicited?

  • Visit the Purchasing Division at 7900 South Westnedge Avenue, Portage, Michigan.
  • Contact the Purchasing Manager at (269) 324-9284.
  • All Requests for Proposals and Bid Notices are advertised in the Kalamazoo Gazette.
  • All Requests for Proposals and Bid Notices are posted on the City of Portage Website at www.portagemi.gov.  Bids are available for viewing and downloading from this site.
  • You may also make direct contact at the department level if you have a product or service that may be of value to the department.

3. Do you have some type of list that I can get on to do business with the City?
Yes, the City of Portage maintains a “general” vendor list.  Contact the Purchasing Manager at (269) 324-9284 to be added to list.  No forms are required.  These bidder lists are usually used to solicit bids or proposals for products and projects that exceed $20,000

4. How often does the City hold auctions?
The City participates in joint public auctions held once a year, usually in October.  For more information, please contact the Purchasing Manager at (269) 324-9284.  The City also utilizes an on-line auction firm, Biddergy (Biddergy.com), occasionally for public auction.