Purchasing Department - Welcome
Randall F. Dublikar, CPPB ~ Purchasing Director
The Purchasing Department of the City of Canton controls nearly all procurement duties for the administrative departments of city government. For more information about the procurement process, or if you are a sales representative of a service or supply provider, please call:
Randall Dublikar (330) 438-4185
Bids and Contracts
For some projects (for example, purchases estimated to be over $20,000), a formal bid process is required by city ordinance. To discuss any open bids or requests for proposals, please contact:
(330) 489-3499 Fax
The City of Canton strives to include certified minority- and woman-owned businesses in the bidding process through its MBE/WBE program. To learn more about the MBE/WBE program, click here.
The City of Canton is required to advertise, receive bids and enter into contract for any item that exceeds $20,000.00. This process is handled by the Purchasing Department. All bids estimated to be over $20,000 will be listed at the "Advertisements for Upcoming Contracts/Bid" link above. The complete bid packets can be downloaded directly from this website.
The City of Canton advertises in The Canton Repository, Classified Section, when we do have anything out for bid.
If an item is purchased by the City, and said item does not exceed $20,000.00, each department is permitted to purchase this item internally throughout the year.
THESE PURCHASES DO NOT NECESSARILY COME THROUGH THE PURCHASING DEPARTMENT.
The items purchased by all City departments are numerous and change frequently. Therefore, the City is unable to provide a list of said items to the public.
If you feel you have a commodity that the City of Canton considers a “bid item”, and exceeds $20,000.00, please e-mail Randy Dublikar by clicking .
Mr. Dublikar will then review your request to determine if your commodity is a “bid item” and how your company can be added to the appropriate bid list.
For those companies interested in bidding construction projects, it is advisable to become a member of your local Builders Exchange and/or McGraw Hill Construction. The above-mentioned industry resource centers can be helpful by informing their members when the City of Canton has projects out for bid.
Construction projects are bid throughout the year as money becomes available. Therefore, the City does not maintain a list of when construction projects will be put out for bid.
State Purchasing Program
The City of Canton also purchases various items through the State Cooperative Purchasing Program. Therefore, the requirements of competitive bidding are obviated.
If you wish to obtain information on how you can participate with the State’s Cooperative Purchasing Program, contract the following:
Manager, Cooperative Purchasing Program
Phone: (614) 644-8495
Fax: (614) 752-9299
Cooperative Purchasing Coordinator
Phone: (614) 466-6530
Fax: (614) 752-9299
Thank you for your interest in doing business with the City of Canton!