Our Purpose
The Purchasing Division is responsible for all City purchases and contractual activities.  This involves determining service needs, researching available products and services, developing City standards and specifications, obtaining informal and formal bid quotations and inspecting delivered goods and services prior to payment.  The Purchasing Division is also responsible for the sale of obsolete equipment and goods and pursuit of used equipment and furniture via auctions, the City warehouse - general and automotive, transportation pool, central copy, and print shop/mail services operations. 

The Achievement of Excellence in Procurement (AEP) Award recognizes organizational excellence in procurement. Public and non-profit organizations earn the award by obtaining a high application score based on standardized criteria. The judging criteria are designed to measure innovation, professionalism, e-procurement, productivity and leadership attributes of the procurement function.

The AEP Award is sponsored by the National Procurement Institute (NPI), the California Association of Public Procurement Officials (CAPPO), the Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials (FAPPO), the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP), the Institute for Public Procurement, the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO), the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP) and the Texas Public Purchasing Association (TxPPA).

The City of Mesquite is 1 of only 38 government agencies in Texas and 1 of only 54 cities in the United States to receive the award. The City of Mesquite has received the award for 11 consecutive years.