The goal of the Purchasing Department is to provide the highest quality of goods and services to the various departments within the City of Linden in a timely manner and at the lowest possible price.
- Promote ethics, efficiency, economy, and effectiveness and full, fair, free, open competition.
To purchase the: Right Quality
in the: Right Quantity
for the: Right Price
from the: Right Source
at the: Right Time
in the: Right Manner
… and in accordance with sound procurement practices and policies; the Local Public Contract Laws and Rules; and other governing statutes and regulations.
- Balance centralization of the purchasing function against decentralized using agencies. What is needed and when it is needed is best understood by the using agency while the lowest possible cost or greatest net savings is a function of purchasing control.
- Facilitate Purchasing/Vendor relationships and department/vendor relationships through impartial, ethical standards and behavior.
Doing Business with the City of Linden City
The City of Linden obtains price quotes for all purchases between $5,400 and $36,000; uses State Contract Vendors; solicits bids for any purchases above $36,000. All purchases by the City are authorized by the issuance of a purchase order and no order should be accepted by any vendor without a copy of the signed purchase order.