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 Department at (269) 329-4534.

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

  • Visit the Purchasing Department at 7900 South Westnedge Avenue, Portage, Michigan.
  • Contact any Purchasing Department representative at (269) 329-4534.
  • All RFPs and IFBs are advertised in the Kalamazoo Gazette and on Portage Cable Access.
  • All RFPs and IFBs 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 Department at (269) 329-4534 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 $10,000

4. How often does the City hold auctions?
The City participates in joint public auctions held twice a year, usually in May October.  For more information, please contact the Purchasing Department at (269) 329-4534.