Purchasing is a division of the Finance Department. The mission of the Purchasing Division is to cost-effectively obtain and provide quality goods and services to the City of Merced departments in a timely manner. Purchasing also provides quote and bid preparation assistance to the City of Merced departments as needed. Purchasing is interested in promoting business opportunities within the City. All bids for services and equipment over $31,000 are advertised in the local papers. For quotes under $31,000, potential vendors are taken from vendor files maintained in Purchasing or in the requesting department. Purchasing staff work very closely with Accounts Payable to make sure invoices are correct and paid promptly.

For bidding opportunities click here.

For more information about becoming a vendor for the City of Merced see our “How To Do Business With Us As A Vendor” (please see below).

The Purchasing Division is located at:
2525 "O" Street
Merced, CA 95340

Mailing address:
678 W. 18th Street
Merced, CA 95340

Our offices are open from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday thru Friday

Purchasing Supervisor ~ Julio Marquez ~ 209-385-6833
Storekeeper ~ Arthur German ~ 209-385-4764

To contact us, email Purchasing@cityofmerced.org