The City of Little Rock Purchasing Division is a centralized purchasing office that has the responsibility to locate and secure materials, supplies, equipment, and related services as required by various Departments within the City of Little Rock.
The City of Little Rock Purchasing Division is an active member of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) and the Arkansas Chapter of NIGP.
Purchasing and Bid Opportunities
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Please note that you do not have to be registered in order to view our current or awarded bids, but you must be registered in order to submit bids.
How the City of Little Rock Buys
The City of Little Rock uses an online bidding platform (LRProcure) to solicit quotes and post bid notices. Registered vendors are automatically notified when a solicitation matches their selected goods or services.
Rules governing purchasing and contract procedures were established under the concept of open bidding; and in accordance with applicable laws, statutes, and ordinances. Purchase awards are made to the lowest responsible vendor who meets City of Little Rock specifications and has the capacity to deliver the product or service.
Purchases valued over $5,000 but less than $50,000 ($35,000 for construction) require competition. Quote requests will be issued though LRProcure, and potential vendors can submit responses electronically, in person, or by mail. This requirement may be waived when such waiver is determined to be in the best interest of the City of Little Rock.
Purchases of $50,000 ($35,000 for construction) or above require formal "Invitation for Bids" or "Request for Proposals". Bid notices are placed on the City of Little Rock Website, City Access Channel 11, and outside the Purchasing Division Office. Bid awards of $50,000 or above are approved by the Little Rock City Board of Directors, which meets on the first and third Tuesdays of every month.
Hours of Operation
Office hours are from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
Should you wish to meet with personnel within the Purchasing Division, you are encouraged to set up an appointment.
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