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Vendor Handbook

Information for vendors.

The Purchasing Division assists the City in purchasing goods and services.



The purpose of this Handbook is to acquaint you with City of Albuquerque procurement procedures. If you have questions that are not answered in this Handbook, call or visit the Purchasing Division at:

Purchasing Division
Department of Finance & Administrative Services
One Civic Plaza (10th Floor)
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102

What the City of Albuquerque Buys

The City of Albuquerque is continuously looking for responsible vendors to supply goods and services. If your prices are competitive and your service is reliable, you may be eligible to conduct business with the City of Albuquerque. The City of Albuquerque purchases more than $100,000,000 worth of products and services through the Purchasing Division each year. Additionally, in excess of $100,000,000 is expended for public works projects administered through the Capital Implementation Program Division. The products procured through the Purchasing Division range from animal food through ladders to wrenches.

Purchasing Policy

Due to the substantial amount of money involved, purchasing for the City of Albuquerque is guided by several established policies. These policies are:

  1. To conduct all procurements in accordance with the City of Albuquerque Public Purchases Ordinance, Purchasing Rules and Regulations, and City Administrative Instructions
  2. To obtain, when needed, the quantity and quality of goods or services that meet the needs of the City at the best obtainable prices.
  3. To maximize competition, and provide all interested and qualified vendors with the opportunity to offer their goods or services to the City of Albuquerque.
  4. To treat all vendors equally and fairly.

Who Purchases for the City of Albuquerque

The Purchasing Division is the central purchasing authority for all purchases with the exception of public works and social services contracts. Major construction and architectural and engineering services are handled by the Capital Implementation Program Division and social services are handled by the Department of Family and Community Services.

Office Hours

The Purchasing Division operates from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, with the exception of legal holidays observed by the City of Albuquerque.

Staff Directory


Written Correspondence

Direct all correspondence to:
Purchasing Division
City of Albuquerque
P.O. Box 1293
Albuquerque, NM 87103

Notice of Solicitations

All vendors who are interested in responding to solicitations issued by the City of Albuquerque are encouraged to register for email notification for City of Albuquerque solicitations. View City of Albuquerque Solicitations.