Purchasing

Investor Disclaimer

  1. No information on the City’s website is intended to be the basis of or should be relied upon in making an investment decision. The information on this website is not posted for the purpose of reaching the investing public, including bondholders, rating analysts, investment advisors, or any other members of the investment community. Because each security issued by the City or its related entities may involve different sources of payment and security, you should refer for additional information to the official statement and continuing disclosure filings for the particular security, which can be found on the Municipal Security Rulemaking Board’s Electronic Municipal Market Access website: https://emma.msrb.org/.

The Purchasing Division is part of the Finance Department. We are committed to providing high quality procurement standards and practices, as we strive to process procurements in a timely and efficient manner.

  • We give primary consideration to the best interests of the City of San Mateo. Our goal is to obtain the best value for the City, attain the maximum value for each tax dollar while meeting the needs of City departments, and giving all qualified vendors a fair opportunity. The City applies the best value concept as defined below:

Best Value Concept

In determining the "lowest responsive, responsible bidder," the City will apply the best value concept. Criteria for determining low bids shall include, but not limited to, the following:

  • The ability, capacity, and skill of the bidder to perform the contract or provide the supplies, services, or equipment required
  • The ability of the bidder to provide the supplies, services, or equipment promptly or within the time specified without delay or interference
  • The character, integrity, reputation, judgment, experience, and efficiency of the bidder
  • The quality of the bidder's performance on previous purchases or contracts with the City
  • The ability of the bidder to provide future maintenance, repair, parts, and services for the use of the supplies purchased

  1. Jason Reed

    Purchasing Coordinator