The Purchasing and Central Stores Division of the City of Lakeland is responsible for the procurement of materials, supplies, equipment, and services at the lowest possible cost consistent with the quality needed to provide the very best service to the public.
The primary objectives of the Purchasing Division are to obtain maximum quality, value, and service; and our goal is the promotion of fair dealings WITH YOU that will result in obtaining the maximum value for each dollar of expenditure.
The City of Lakeland at its sole discretion reserves the right to waive technicalities or irregularities, to reject any or all bids, and/or to accept that bid which is in the best interest of the City. The award of this bid, if made, may be based on considerations other than total cost and may be awarded based on various considerations, including, without limitation; Bidder’s experience and/or qualifications, past experience, administrative cost, standardization, technical evaluation and oral and/or written presentations as required. The City reserves the right to accept all or part, or to decline the whole, and to award this bid to one (1) Bidder. There is no obligation to buy. The bid, if awarded, will be in the judgment of the City the most responsive to the City’s needs. The City of Lakeland encourages the use of minority and women-owned businesses as subcontractors or in joint venture arrangements. The City is authorized by Resolution No. 3634 to give preference to local persons, firms or corporations, in an amount of two percent (2%) not to exceed $10,000 of the bid price.