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

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To receive information on upcoming opportunities and/or add your company to the vendor list, please complete the Purchasing communication form.

Purchasing sends out weekly notices and updates on current bids and solicitations, upcoming opportunities, City meetings and events, and will also include community resources for businesses. This list is also being used to compile a vendor list for use by City staff. 

How to Do Business with the City and County of Denver 2024

First Thursday of the month at 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.  

June 6, 2024

July 11, 2024

August 1, 2024

September 5, 2024

What's Next?

  1. Attend 5 Steps on How to Do Business with Denver (Register)
  2. Register on Bidnetdirect.com   
  3. Do your research- does the city buy your good or service?
  4. Which departments are you going to reach out to?
  5. Attend the Certification Session to understand the process (if applicable)
  6. Register to receive the following newsletters:

7.  Attend networking events or training sessions


Purchasing Presentations


How to Do Business with the City and County of Denver

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

Meet the Buyer

Meet the Buyer

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



This is a list of the Departments that have participated in the past:

If you would like to get notifications of current and upcoming solicitations sign up for the newsletter.



Ongoing City Events for Businesses

DOTI Bagels-n-Business

Quarterly on Friday 8:00am - 9:00am

Join us 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

Second Tuesday of the Month 11:30am - 12:30pm 

  • 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:

9:00am - 11:00am

Denver Economic Development and Opportunity works to ensure an inclusive and innovative economy for all Denver residents, businesses, and neighborhoods.


Taking Flight at DEN

The Taking Flight at DEN Virtual Outreach is a 75-minute presentation (Q&A) covering the multiple opportunities currently listed on the DEN Forecast.

Second Thursday of the month at 1:00pm 

Meet the Primes

Meet the Primes is a virtual outreach series intended to bring together firms who are working as construction and concession primes at DEN and help connect them with local, small, and historically underutilized firms.

Bi-monthly the 3rd Thursday of the Month at 1:00pm

Navigating the ACDBE Program

Proposed topics:

  • Completing ACDBE-related forms
  • Reasons ACDBE NCA/3-Year Reviews are Returned
  • Difference between different certifications and agencies that handle each (separate applications

Description/Overview: The intent of the event is to inform small businesses on how to differentiate the required certification forms and timeline requirements for each. This virtual workshop will provide an in-depth review of ACDBE certification documents such as Personal Net Worth (PNW) statements, No Change Affidavits, and the letters generated from the B2G database.

Bi-monthly the 3rd Thursday of the Month at 1:00pm