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This brochure is a guide to assist interested parties in
understanding the basic procurement procedures of the City of Flint and
serves as a welcome to those seeking to do business with the City. The
City of Flint Purchasing Department has the responsibility of
centralized procurement of commodities, services, construction,
professional and nonprofessional services for the City of Flint
How To Do Business With City of Flint
Purchasing & Procurement
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THE PROCUREMENT & CONTRACTS
Purchasing & Procurements is a Division of the Finance Dept. and is
responsible for the procurement of services, supplies, materials, goods,
furnishings, equipment and other personal property for the City .
Mission Statement and Code of Ethics
The Purchasing & Procurements Division maintains a centralized bidder’s
list which is classified according to supplies or services provided.
You may be placed on this list by written application or online
Open Invitations to Bid and Requests for Proposals.
OF SUPPLIES, GOODS, MATERIALS, FURNISHINGS AND OTHER PERSONAL PROPERTY
NOT EXCEEDING $500
No competitive process is required for purchases less than $500.
Authorized departmental personnel may place orders directly with a
vendor with or without the use of a Purchase Order (P.O.).
GREATER THAN $500 AND NOT
INFORMAL BIDS ($3,000-$25,000)
FORMAL BIDS ($25,000-$100,000)
FORMAL BIDS (in excess of
LOCAL VENDOR PREFERENCE
BUSINESS LICENSE REQUIREMENT
Any vendors who will be conducting business within the unincorporated
territory of the City are required to possess a valid City of
Flint business license. This includes the soliciting of orders or the
delivery of merchandise in vehicles owned or operated by the seller
within such territory whose principal place of business is not within
the unincorporated territory of the City . Information on obtaining a
City business license can be found on the Treasurer/Tax Collector
Information on City of Flint insurance requirements.
STATE SALES AND USE TAX
Any bidders located outside of the State selling goods to the City
must possess a valid and current Michigan Seller’s Permit at the time
of bidding and maintain such permit in good standing throughout the