To provide the best value and assure timely delivery of supplies and services to the City Council, city departments, and staff.
The objective of the Purchasing Division is to conduct all purchasing in accordance with the City of Colton ordinance, administrative policy, and state and federal laws. We strive to follow this general rule of thumb:
Before making purchases of, or contracts for, supplies, materials, equipment, or letting contracts for services ample opportunity shall be given for competitive bidding, under such rules and regulations and with such exceptions as the council may prescribe in the ordinance setting up such rules and regulations.
Essentially, we seek to obtain the necessary quantity and quality of products or services required with the best service and meets the needs of the user department at the lowest price.