We hope that you take the time to review the following information to become acquainted with the Purchasing Division. It is our hope that you find the following information intuitive and useful in your business endeavors with the City of Rancho Cucamonga.
The Rancho Cucamonga's Purchasing Division purchases goods and services for all city departments including the Rancho Cucamonga Fire Protection District and the Police Department. Purchasing is the gatekeeper of a market that grows increasingly sophisticated and diverse. Competition is the keyword that drives the use of the City's tax dollars most effectively.
The City of Rancho Cucamonga adopted a centralized purchasing system of procurement. By concentrating purchasing responsibility into a centralized function, it allows the organization to achieve stabilization in the process and increase savings. The Rancho Cucamonga Municipal Code, Chapter 3.08, Section 3.08.030 authorizes the Purchasing Division to conduct centralized procurement practices. Benefits of centralized procurement provides greater control over taxpayer dollars, provides cost savings, mitigates duplicate purchases, and allocates staff resources more efficiently.
Centralized control improves relations with the business community by providing a single point of contact for information. One source of information for the business community reduces frustration and confusion regarding public procurement procedures. Central procurement helps ensure the fair and equitable treatment of all vendors and increases transparency as to how public funds are being expended.
To be a leader in public procurement by advocating fair, open and transparent procurement practices.
To secure the best value for public funds through competitive, ethical procurement practices and high standards of excellence. To ensure a fair and equitable process with integrity, professionalism and innovation. To be environmentally responsible and enhance the quality of life for our community we serve.