Purchasing Department

The Purchasing Department makes purchases of materials, services, supplies, and equipment for all City departments and sells City property that has been declared surplus. The Purchasing Department coordinates most purchases for all the departments and arranges for competitive bids. Bulk purchases allow the City to save money above normal discounts.

The City of Bowie strives to do business with local companies, however state law prohibits the City from requiring that all purchases are made from local vendors. The City works closely with local vendors and the purchasing department, though the competitive bid process, is able to keep a lot of the Bowie tax dollars local.

The Purchasing Department is also in charge of overseeing the City Auctions and sale of surplus materials.

Current Bid Opportunities are available on our website and provides the staff contact information and opening and closing dates of all current bid opportunities.

Each Vendor needs to complete and submit the Bidder/Vendor Application, W-9 Form and Confilct of Interest Form prior to submittal of first invoice and/or statement for payment. Please fax and/or email completed forms to the finance department.

Bidder / Vendor Application
W-9 Form
Conflict of Inerest Form


The Purchasing department strives to promote positive vendor relationships through impartiality in all phases of the purchasing cycle. Our objective is to provide solid courteous and informed customer service. We invite and encourage the public to ask questions, make suggestions and participate in the bidding process.

Your questions may be answered, simply email and/or phone our office. We are here to serve you.