Purchasing Division

The Purchasing Division of the Finance Department is the central buying office responsible for making general purchases of products required by all departments within the City of Durham.


The Purchasing Division provides services to all City departments by planning, organizing, and directing purchasing activities in accordance with federal, state and local laws governing purchasing. The securing of goods necessary to the operation of city government is a major administrative and professional responsibility. Under the supervision of the financial operations manager, this function is the primary responsibility of the purchasing supervisor.
The division is also responsible for reviewing all contracts for compliance with applicable laws and ordinances.

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Questions can be answered by calling the Purchasing Division at 919-560-4132.