The Purchasing Department is established for the effective, lawful, and ethical procurement of goods and services for the City of Rome Government. The City has a responsibility to its residents to ensure that the maximum value is obtained for each public dollar spent. The spending of public funds is performed in a manner consistent with good purchasing principles and practices, and in accordance with our local ordinances, state and federal laws.

The Purchasing Director is responsible for the procurement of all materials, supplies, equipment, and services required by City departments and agencies; for establishing and administering purchasing policies; disposal of surplus property, and defining how to obtain savings and coordinate purchasing procedures.

The Purchasing Department's foremost consideration is serving the needs of the City departments, making certain the City departments receive their goods and services in a timely manner and within their allocated budgets, enabling them to conduct their specific missions.

For any Purchasing Department to be truly effective, there must be full cooperation between all work units, departments, and the Purchasing Department. To obtain the greatest value for every dollar spent, it is necessary to follow a set of procedures when purchases are made. The City of Rome's centralized purchasing system provides and promotes better internal control. In addition, the purchasing power of all departments is pooled so that lower prices and better service are usually attained.

Supplier Registration Information

The City of Rome utilizes The Georgia Procurement Registry as a means of distributing notices of bidding opportunities to prospective vendors. Suppliers interested in receiving email notifications for Invitations to Bid and Requests for Quotes posted on this site should register as a supplier with the Georgia Department of Administrative Services.

Sales personnel should coordinate with this office prior to contacting City departments.