The Purchasing Division is responsible for the procurement of goods and services required to operate and maintain all departments within the City of Allen. The Purchasing Division has been awarded the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement by the National Purchasing Institute for the past 14 consecutive years. The award is based on demonstrated excellence for innovation, professionalism, productivity and leadership attributes.

The Allen Purchasing Division was recently recognized by the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance for its outstanding efforts in saving taxpayer dollars through participation in the Cooperative Purchasing Program.

E-Bidding System Available for Vendors
The City of Allen has instituted an e-bidding and supplier-management system. Vendors wishing to participate in the electronic bidding process may register their companies.

With e-bidding, you will:
  • Complete and submit your bids online
  • Register to receive notifications for City of Allen upcoming bids
  • Review bid tabulation and awarded bid information online
Vendors pay no fees for utilizing the online bidding system. Register or view current bid opportunities and additional purchasing information at the City of Allen Ionwave.

Cooperative Purchasing
The City of Allen promotes the utilization of cooperative purchasing agreements. Cooperative procurement efforts may result when two or more entities combine their requirements to obtain advantages of volume purchases from the same supplier or multiple suppliers using a single IFB (Invitation for Bid) or RFP (Request for Proposal).

Visit the following websites for more purchasing information: