Purchasing

City of Somerville FY21 Budget

Mission Statement

To assist City departments in obtaining the best possible value of services and supplies in a timely fashion. To ensure compliance with applicable laws as well as to flag areas for potential abuse

Changes from FY20

Personal Services are projected 5.5% lower than FY20. This is due to a 25% cut in the budgeted FY21 salary for a vacant position, Asst. Purchasing Director, with an expected fill date of 10/1/2020.


Overall, Ordinary Maintenance is proposed 12.1% lower than FY20. This is due to a projected reduction in purchases of paper for city departments, fewer advertised bids, and deferral of non-essential staff training to FY22.


The above-noted reductions in PS and OM are due to the expectation that procurement activity will be lower in FY21 due to ongoing COVID-19 conditions.

FY21 Budget Proposal

Departmental Organization

FY21 Positions Listing