Purchasing Office

Program Mission

To promote cost-effective city operations by acquiring high-quality goods and services at the lowest price and by selling surplus goods at the highest price.

Doing Business Guide

3 Easy Steps Guide To Doing Business With the City Of Columbus(PDF, 2MB)

2024 Responsible Wage

Pursuant to Code Section 329.18(b)(11), the Finance and Management Director has determined that the responsible wage for purposes of service contracts for the year 2024 will be $20.00 per hour. In determining the best bidder for the purposes of awarding a contract for any service, it is required that a bidder pay a responsible wage to employees who will be performing the work specified in the bid solicitation.

The responsible wage statute has changed from previous years, in the following three ways.

  • The responsible wage must be paid on all service contracts.
  • There is no exemption for business with less than twenty-five (25) full time employees.
  • The code has been clarified that this responsible wage is applicable for all contracts executed, modified and/or renewed starting January 1 of 2024.

For more information, please see Ordinance 2052-2023.

Vendor Services

If you are interested in open bids with the city of Columbus, visit https://columbusvendorservices.powerappsportals.com/

This new site was launched in January of 2021. Details about our new site for both new business registrations as well as vendors needing to re-register with our new site can review detailed instructions and video on About Vendor Services.


Vendor Services contact Details Can Be Found In Our Purchasing Office And Agency Contacts Guide(PDF, 557KB).


Items being auctioned by the city of Columbus can be found on Govdeals.com