• Best City for Young Professionals

    City Award - Best City for Young Professionals. Des Moines tops the list for the Best City for Young Professionals. Factors such as local unemployment rates, job growth projections and median salaries of 24 - 34 year old employed college grads.

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  • September is Library Card Month

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    Check out this contest to celebrate Library Card Month!

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  • Des Moines Named #1 Up and Coming City for Food

    Women’s Health and Yelp teamed up to find the best of the best and Des Moines tops their list of “5 Best Up and Coming Cities for Food” . “Des Moines isn't just a presidential-hopeful pit stop—it's practically a foodie paradise.”

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  • #1 Up-and-Coming Downtown

    Fortune magazine names Des Moines number one "up-and-coming" downtown.

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  • Welcome to the City of Des Moines

    A major center for insurance, financial services and publishing, Des Moines has a lot to offer, such as affordable housing, short commute times, a diverse population, and was also recently named one of the best places to live on the Silicon Prairie.

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  • Spotlight on Des Moines

    Gray's Lake Park features the 1,400 foot-long Kruidenier Trail pedestrian bridge and a 1.9 mile trail around the lake. "...Residents can walk, bike, boat or fish -- right in the very heart of downtown," said Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie.

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  • Iowa State Capitol

    The Iowa State Capitol is among the most beautiful state capitols in the country with its 275-foot, 23-karat gold leafed dome anchoring the east end of downtown Des Moines.

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  • East Village

    Historic East Village is an eclectic neighborhood of restored historic properties, beautiful streetscapes, and urban living at the foot of the State Capitol.

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  • World Food Prize

    Des Moines is home to the World Food Prize the foremost international award recognizing the achievements in advancing human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.

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The function of the Procurement Division is to ensure that City Departments procure goods and services in a fair, competitive and cost-effective manner. The Procurement Administrator also oversees the operations of the Print Shop/Couriers Services division which provides City Departments with efficient, low-cost printing services and timely and efficient mail and courier services throughout City facilities.


The Procurement Division of the Finance Department is here to serve you Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Please see our Holiday Schedule for recognized Holiday closings.  We can be reached by phone at (515) 283-4228. Our fax number is (515) 237-1668. 

 

To have your business or organization added to our vendor list, fill out the Vendor Application form below.  The Purchasing Division will select a sufficient number of vendors from the vendors list to receive copies of solicitations in order to insure adequate competition. Any interested vendor may request a copy of any bid solicitation by contacting the Procurement Division. 

 

Vendor Application

Procurement Ordinance