Procurement / Purchasing

Responsibilities & Services


The Procurement Division is responsible for coordinating and ensuring the City of Gulf Shores receives the best price possible for goods and services. This includes approving department purchase requests, creating purchase orders, soliciting quotes from vendors, managing the city’s formal bid process, and ensuring purchasing procedures comply with applicable regulations.  The Procurement Division is also responsible for the city's stockroom, semi-annual auctions of items declared surplus, and new vendor verification.  

The mission of the Procurement Division is to provide quality service to both internal and external customers alike.  We are committed to supporting City Departments by sourcing quality goods and services in an ethical, cost-effective, and timely manner while adhering to legal requirements as established by local, state, and federal laws and regulations.


Office Hours and Sales Visits


Vendors who would like to visit with Purchasing Staff are encouraged to make an appointment by calling 251-968-1443.  Sales visits to other departments are permissible; however, those departments will need to be contacted individually. Appointments for other departments are not coordinated through this office.  Vendors, however, may leave literature for all departments with the Purchasing Office for distribution through City mail the following business day.