The Purchasing division of Finance oversees the procurement process for all departments within the City of Eau Claire.


  • Procure the supplies, services, and construction needed to implement Council programs and policy.
  • Maintain and enhance public confidence in public procurement.
  • Ensure fair and equitable treatment of all people who deal with the City’s procurement system.
  • Ensure that the purchasing value of City funds is maximized to the fullest extent practicable.
  • Foster effective competition within the free enterprise system.
  • Maintain the quality and integrity of the procurement system.


  • Advise departments on correct purchasing method to use when making a purchase.
  • Assist departments with writing and reviewing specifications for formal bids/requests for proposals.
  • Prepare recommendations/resolutions for Council approval of major projects.
  • Issue purchase orders for supplies, services, and construction.
  • Enforce policies, procedures, statutes, and ordinances.
  • Dispose of obsolete property.
  • Manage City mail, phone and copy services.
  • Manage procurement card system.
  • Prepare contracts and provide project management service.

Purchasing Expenditure Summary