Salt Lake City

Finance

P.O. Box 145451, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-5451

Business Guide

Information about conducting business with Salt Lake City

City Procurement Offices

City Engineering

All City construction and related projects except those described below
Phone: (801) 535-7957
Contact: Nancy Sanders
Email: nancy.sanders@slcgov.com
Using the web to publish solicitations at the Utah Public Procurement Place (Jaggaer/SciQuest)

Public Utilities Engineering

Construction and related projects for Public Utilities facilities
Phone: (801) 483-6763
Contact: Deborah Hendricks
Email: deb.hendricks@slcgov.com
Using the web to publish solicitations at the Utah Public Procurement Place (Jaggaer/SciQuest)

Airport Engineering

Construction and related projects for the Airport facilities
Phone: (801) 575-3462
Website: http://www.slcairport.com for current project information
Or, projects may be posted at the Utah Public Procurement Place (Jaggaer/SciQuest)

Airport Commercial & Administration

Consulting, Professional Services, and Concessions for the Airport
Phone: (801) 575-2978
Contact: Shauna Henderson
Email: shauna.henderson@slcgov.com
Using the web to publish solicitations at the Utah Public Procurement Place (Jaggaer/SciQuest)

Redevelopment Agency

Property acquisition, clearance, re-planning, sale, or redevelopment
Phone: (801) 535-7240
Website: http://www.slcrda.com
Projects may be posted to the web at the Utah Public Procurement Place (Jaggaer/SciQuest)

Purchasing & Contracts Division

•Products (goods) and services for the City except as noted above

•Maintenance, repair, & construction limited in scope and dollar amount

Phone: (801) 535-7661

Purchasing Division Staff: see staff list

Using the web to publish solicitations at the Utah Public Procurement Place (SciQuest)

Purchasing & Contracts Management Division


The Purchasing & Contracts Division (Purchasing Division) is responsible for soliciting request for bids and proposals for operational products and services and, on occasion, limited construction related projects. The Purchasing Division announces requests for bids and proposals by 1) sending direct bid and proposal notifications to suppliers through the Utah Public Procurement Portal (Jaggaer/SciQuest); 2) posting bid and proposal documents on Jaggaer/SciQuest; and 3) advertising proposal request notices in a local newspaper.

Doing business with the Purchasing Division

Interested suppliers should register with the Jaggaer/SciQuest Utah Supplier Portal.

By registering as noted above, suppliers are more likely to receive future bid and proposal notifications when the notices are published by the Purchasing Division.

Registration as a supplier on the Jaggaer/SciQuest Utah Supplier Portal does not pre-qualify the supplier or guarantee notification or receipt of a request for bid or request for proposal. It is the supplier’s responsibility to check the bid and proposal notices posted on the Jaggaer/SciQuest Utah Public Procurement Place (UPPP) website and in the appropriate local publications.
Suppliers and bidders are also informed of the City’s requirement to comply with Utah Code 63G-12-302, Article 3, which requires a contractor to register and participate in the federal Status Verification System to enter into a contract for services with a Utah public agency.

Procurement Procedures

Generally, City agencies may purchase products with a “procurement card” (under $2,500) without contacting the Purchasing Division. For all other purchases of products and non-construction services, competitive bids and request for proposals resulting in a purchase order or contract are typically issued, received and opened by a member of the Purchasing Division Staff.

•Purchase orders or contracts for products or services with an estimated value between $2,500 and $40,000 are issued as a result of competitive solicitation processes which may or may not be published on the Jaggaer/SciQuest UPPP site.

•When products or services are estimated to be $40,000 or more, competitive sealed bids or request for proposals are solicited and published on the Jaggaer/SciQuest UPPP website with few exceptions.

Bid & Request for Proposal Openings

•Bidders or other interested parties are welcome to attend formal bid openings. At formal bid openings prices will be read aloud to those in attendance.

•Request for Proposal openings are not open to the offerors or the public. No proposal information is available until a contract has been awarded.

Award decisions are not generally made at the bid or proposal openings.

Information About Previous Bids and RFPs

Bid and RFP award and tabulation information is available using the Jaggaer/SciQuest Utah Public Procurement Place site.

Contact Us

The Purchasing Division office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, with the exception of legal holidays. Appointments are recommended for sales visits, but are not required. Click here for the Purchasing Division Office information and staff list.

City Ordinances and Administrative Rules


When conducting business with the City, Suppliers are required to abide by City Ordinances and Administrative Rules, including:

REPRESENTATION REGARDING ETHICAL STANDARDS FOR CITY OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES AND FORMER CITY OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES – The bidder, offeror, or contractor represents that it has not: (1) provided an illegal gift or payoff to a City officer or employee or former City officer or employee, or his or her relative or business entity; (2) retained any person to solicit or secure this contract upon an agreement or understanding for a commission, percentage, or brokerage or contingent fee, other than bona fide employees or bona fide commercial selling agencies for the purpose of securing business; (3) knowingly breached any of the ethical standards set forth in the City’s conflict of interest ordinance, Chapter 2.44, Salt Lake City Code; or (4) knowingly influenced, and hereby promises that it will not knowingly influence, a City officer or employee or former City officer or employee to breach any of the ethical standards set forth in the City’s conflict of interest ordinance, Chapter 2.44, Salt Lake City Code.

City Employees are prohibited from personally accepting gifts, incentives, marketing, promotional items, etc., from Suppliers. Suppliers shall not offer gifts, incentives, marketing, promotional items, etc., to City Employees. Such offers from Suppliers are inappropriate and may result in suspension or debarment of the Supplier from the City’s procurement processes.

For Americans With Disabilities (ADA) accommodations, contact the appropriate office listed above by email or use our TDD phone at (801) 535-6021. Please allow 48 hours notice.