Purchasing Division


The Purchasing Division is responsible for obtaining supplies and services necessary for the efficient operation of City government. To obtain maximum value and provide reliable services, most City purchases for commodities and nonprofessional services are made through the competitive bidding process, with bids awarded to the lowest responsible bidder. Professional service contract awards are usually made on a best value basis that is determined during the proposal evaluation process.

Bid & RFP Options/Procedures

Current Request for Bids (RFB) Request for Proposals (RFP) and Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and past solicitations may be viewed on the City’s Bid Center and DemandStar.

The City Solicits Bids in the Following Ways:

Purchases of $50,000 or more

The majority of supplies and contractual services estimated to cost $50,000 or more shall be purchased by formal, written contract from the lowest and best responsible bidder, after due notice as defined by section 2-354, inviting proposals.  Whenever possible, at least three (3) bids should be obtained from prospective qualified vendors.  The board shall award the contract or purchase.

Purchases of $20,000 up to $50,000

All supplies and contractual services estimated to cost more than $20,000.00 but less than $50,000.00 shall be purchased by a formal, written contract from the lowest and best responsible bidder, after soliciting three written or electronic bids. The contract shall be approved by the City Administrator. 

Purchases of $5,000 up to $20,000

At least three (3) bids shall be solicited with a written confirmation from three (3) prospective vendors.  The purchase shall be approved by the Director.

Purchases of less than $5,000

The purchase shall be procured in the most expedient manner with due regard for competitive prices and quality.

Vendor Resources

Please visit our Bid Posting Center for current bid opportunities.

If you wish to be notified of Bid Postings, Surplus Auctions or Announcements, please visit our notification subscriptions page at Notify Me® and subscribe your email to receive notifications of your choosing from the City of Branson Purchasing Division.

If you are interested in purchasing Surplus Equipment from the City of Branson, please visit the City Surplus webpage for all of our current available items.