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Purchasing Department - Welcome

The Purchasing Department of the City of Canton oversees nearly all procurement duties for the administrative departments of City government.  For more information about the City's procurement process, please email or call:

Director of Purchasing - John M. Highman, Jr., CPPB
, (330) 438-4184

Assistant Director of Purchasing - Katie J. Wise
, (330) 438-4185


Bidding/Contract Information

Open Solicitations

Vendor Registration

Information Regarding Bids Posted and Opened Prior to December 11, 2017

Overview and Vendor Registration
The items purchased by all City departments are numerous and change frequently.  The City of Canton is required to advertise, receive bids, and enter into contract for any good or service that exceeds $20,000.00.  Bid documents for these items are posted at the links above.  Additionally, the Purchasing Department oversees a wide variety of proposal and quote requests.  These are posted at the above links as well.  If you would like to receive notification regarding Purchasing Department solicitations, please register as a vendor by clicking on the above link.  Additionally, the City of Canton also advertises all formal solicitations in The Repository, Classified Section.

Please note that if an item or service is purchased by the City, and said item or service does not exceed $20,000.00, a department is permitted to make the purchase without going through the Purchasing Department.  Please feel free to reach out to individual departments regarding their need of these lower dollar items.

Cooperative Purchasing Programs
The City of Canton also purchases various items through Cooperative Purchasing Programs.  If the City purchases through one of these contracts, the requirements of competitive bidding are obviated.  If you would like more information regarding the City's participation in cooperative purchasing programs, please contact a Purchasing Department staff member for more information.


MBE/WBE
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


Board of Control Information

The Board of Control is the body charged with officially awarding a contracts under the authority of the City Administration.  It is comprised of the Mayor, Director of Public Service, and Director of Public Safety.  Unless otherwise noted on the agenda posted at the link below, regular Board of Control meetings are held each Tuesday at 9:00 AM in the City Hall 8th floor conference room.
Current Board of Control Notification and Meeting Agenda


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