City of Mt. Pleasant Home

Purchasing

The purchasing function is governed by the Purchasing Policy approved by the City Commission on April 22, 2019, and is summarized below.

  • Quotes for purchases less than $5,000 are recommended and approval from the Department Head is required.
  • Purchases between $5,000 and $9,999 require written quotes and approval from the Department Head.
  • Purchases between $10,000 and $19,999 require written quotes, request for purchase approval form submitted to Accounts Payable and approval from the Division Head.
  • Purchases $20,000 and over require sealed bids and approval from the City Commission. A notice of sealed bid is posted on the website and is generally published in the Morning Sun. A public bid opening is held for the sealed bids and the staff makes recommendations to the City Commission for award of the bid most advantageous to the City.

Additionally, the City has a local preference policy for businesses located within the city limits which allows a local differential as follows (but should not exceed $1,500).

Amount of Low Bid % Differential Allowed
$5,000 to $9,999 3%
> $10,000 2% up to $1,500