Purchasing / Procurement

The Purchasing Department of the City of Canton oversees nearly all procurement duties for the administrative departments of the City government.

Overview & Vendor Registration

The items purchased by all City departments are numerous and change frequently. The City of Canton is required to advertise, receive bids, and enter into a contract for any good or service that exceeds $50,000.

Additionally, the Purchasing Department oversees a wide variety of proposals and quote requests. If you would like to receive notification regarding Purchasing Department solicitations, please register as a vendor. Additionally, the City of Canton also advertises all formal solicitations.

All professional or personal service contracts entered into by any official on behalf of the City shall first be approved and authorized by Council where the contract exceeds twenty-five thousand dollars.

Cooperative Purchasing Programs

The City of Canton also purchases various items through Cooperative Purchasing Programs. If the City purchases through one of these contracts, the requirements of competitive bidding are obviated. If you would like more information regarding the City's participation in cooperative purchasing programs, please contact a Purchasing Department staff member for more information.


The City of Canton strives to include certified minority- and/or woman-owned businesses in the bidding process through its MBE/WBE program.

Board of Control

The Board of Control is the body charged with officially awarding a contracts under the authority of the City Administration.  It is comprised of the Mayor, Director of Public Service, and Director of Public Safety.  Unless otherwise noted on the agenda posted at the link below, regular Board of Control meetings are held each Tuesday at 9:00 AM in the City Hall 8th floor conference room.
Current Board of Control Notification and Meeting Agenda