Purchasing Division

The Purchasing Division is within the Department of General Services. The Division is responsible for acquiring goods and/or related services for City and County of Denver departments/agencies utilizing various governmental procurement best practices, including competitive bidding and direct, open market purchases. The Charter, Denver Revised Municipal Code (D.R.M.C.), and Fiscal Accountability Rules provide the legal authority, policy and procedure for the manner in which the Purchasing Division procures goods and services for agencies of the city.

Cooperative Purchasing

The Purchasing Division participates in cooperative procurement endeavors as provided for in the Denver Revised Municipal Code (Section Sec. 20-64.5). The manager of General Services may authorize purchases of goods and services pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement which, in the opinion of the manager of General Services, is in the best interest of the city. These types of agreements are not subject to the five-year bidding requirement of the city. 

News and Events

Newsletter and Notices

To receive information on upcoming opportunities please complete the Purchasing communication form.

Purchasing sends out biweekly notices and updates on current bids and solicitations, upcoming opportunities, City meetings and events, and will also include community resources for businesses. 

JOIN US! Denver Arts and Venues OPEN HOUSE September 20, 2022


October 2022

Thursday, October 6, 2022 9:00am 

5 Steps: How to Do Business with Denver

Do you offer a commodity or service, constructions services, or professional services?

This presentation will guide you through the 5 steps and the basics of doing business with the City and County of Denver.

Purchasing Presentations


5 Steps: How to Do Business with Denver

Do you offer a commodity or service, constructions services, or professional services?

This presentation will:

  • Introduce you to the City and County of Denver's various agencies and departments.
  • Provide you information on how to develop an agency-targeted list.
  • Explain Purchasing's policies and procedures
  • Inform you of the different networking opportunities within the City


The City and County of Denver's Purchasing Division Team will be available to meet with the vendor community. These bimonthly meetings will introduce you to a different buyer each time.



If your business can provide goods or services for these particular departments and agencies make sure to register.


City Events

Denver Arts and Venues: Open House

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 9:00 to 11:30am

Looking for vendors that provide the following goods or services (this list is not comprehensive or exclusive):

  • Event management and support (such as event and festival production, staging, audio/visual, tents, seating, fencing, lighting, staging, portable restrooms, etc.)
  • Repairs, construction and maintenance (such as plumbing, electrical, audio/visual, lighting, concrete, asphalt, cement, HVAC, painting, carpeting, fire control systems, signage, etc.)
  • Advertising, design, graphics and media services (such as photography, social media, graphic design, videography, etc.)
  • Equipment purchases and rentals (such as electrical, audio/visual, lighting, etc.)
  • Clothing, uniforms and safety apparel
  • Cleaning and janitorial
  • Food, food trucks and catering


DOTI Bagels-n-Business

Fridays 8:00am - 9:00am

Join us every First Friday to talk business over bagels!
Are you a small, minority or woman owned contractor, consultant or vendor in the Transportation and Infrastructure Industry? We at the Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure are committed to the utilization of certified small, minority and women owned business. SIGN UP TODAY to learn how to do business with a lead agency at the City and County of Denver!

City and County of Denver Small Business Certification

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 11:30am - 12:30pm (In-Person Event)

  • What is Certification?
  • Important things to remember
  • Benefits of Certification  

DSBO Equity & Empowerment Council (DEEC)

DEEC seeks to ensure that business opportunities created by the expenditure of public funds are made available to all community members, providing a pathway for smaller, minority and women-owned companies in the Denver construction market to grow, prosper and succeed. 

These events are held bi-monthly:

October 2022 9:00am - 11:00am