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About Procurement Services Division

Our mission is achieving excellent procurement services through technological advancements, improved procedures and outreach programs, performed with professionalism and teamwork.

A message from the Director of Finance:

Kirk W. Buffington, Purchasing Manager

Thank you for visiting the website of the City of Fort Lauderdale's Procurement Services Division. This site was designed to give you the information that you need to make doing business with the City as simple and straightforward as possible. Take your time and browse the various areas herein. You will find tips on how to submit bids and how to become a registered vendor. You will also find information on contacts throughout our office and general procurement information. It is my sincere intention that this site will be valuable to you and assist making your business experience with the City a pleasant one. Feel free to send me your comments and/or suggestions by using the email link below. I look forward to hearing from you.

Kirk W. Buffington, CPPO, C.P.M., MBA

Please feel free to contact any member of the Procurement Services Staff.

Reverse Trade Show

The 17th Annual Reverse Trade Show PDF File will be held on November 6, 2014. Register now!

Purchasing Ordinance

The Purchasing Ordinance can be reviewed online at

Award-Winning Performance

Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award

For the ninth year, Procurement Services has received the prestigious "Achievement of Excellence in Procurement" award from the National Purchasing Institute (NPI). Presented annually, the award is designed to recognize organizational excellence in public procurement. The award measures innovation, professionalism, productivity, and leadership attributes of the procurement organization.

NIGP Best Practices Award for M/WBE Directory

The National Institute of Governmental Purchasing has recognized the City of Fort Lauderdale's Procurement Services as a distinguished finalist for the Best Practices Award for its on-line access to Minority/Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Directory.

The M/WBE Directory was awarded for being a new and innovative "best practice." The Directory was created to provide immediate access of a minority vendor list to City employees who obtain informal quotes for goods or services. Generally used by City employees through the Intranet, the Directory may be viewed here as well.

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