The fair and transparent procurement of goods and services plays a critical role in the governmental operations of the City of Salisbury. As the Department of Procurement, we strive to maintain the highest standard of professional public procurement through integrity, trust and ethical practices while continuing to provide the highest quality of products at the most economical price.
If you are a supplier of goods or services and would like to do business with the City of Salisbury, we encourage you to register as a vendor on the City of Salisbury Procurement Portal (see link below, "Register & View Open Solicitations"). Your completed registrations will allow you to receive notification of open solicitations for which you may be qualified to respond.
In closing, we would like to thank the Mayor and City Council, City Administration, all City departments and our vendor network for their continued support and collaboration.
The Department of Procurement was established to make all city purchases and sales, and make or approve all City contracts. As a vital resource for the City of Salisbury’s operations, we provide purchasing services that ensure integrity and fairness, with centralized responsibility for the management and oversight of purchasing solicitation, vendor selection and negotiation, contract award, purchase reporting, and disposal of surplus property for the benefit of City of Salisbury departments.
The Department of Procurement endeavors to be recognized as a valued partner to the City of Salisbury operations by providing superior service and a cooperative approach to effective procurement. We pursue the efficient delivery of quality goods and services while fostering a core commitment to cost effectiveness, and strive to ensure that all purchasing actions are conducted fairly, impartially, transparently, and in compliance with all laws of the State of Maryland.
The Department of Procurement embraces the National Institute of Government Purchasing (NIGP) Values and Guiding Principles of Public Procurement:
- Accountability – taking ownership and being responsible to stakeholders for our actions.
- Ethics – acting in a manner true to these values.
- Impartiality – unbiased decision-making and action.
- Professionalism – upholding high standards of job performance and ethical behavior.
- Service – obligation to assist stakeholders.
- Transparency – easily accessible and understandable policies and processes.