The Grants/Contracts division is responsible for administering the City of Durango Purchasing Policies for the acquisition of:

  • Materials
  • Equipment
  • Supplies
  • Services
  • Construction projects

City solicitations seek to promote overall economy for the purpose intended and encourage competition


The City of Durango maintains a competitive bidding process in accordance with Federal and State laws, regulations, and municipal ordinances. It is the Purchasing Agent's policy to encourage the participation of qualified vendors in the bidding process. Preference may be given to local bidders when not prohibited by the funding source.

All city formal bids and specifications are available online at BidNet's Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing website. If your business is interested in providing goods or services to the City, please register with Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing.

Surplus Equipment

The City of Durango may dispose of surplus equipment by transferring it to another government agency, auction or online auction, competitive bid, trade-in or donation. Scrap items may be sold for content only (scrap metal, aluminum).

The City utilizes online auction services for surplus items available to the public. View the City's current items for auction at Public Surplus or Gov Deals.

Purchasing Policy

Refer to the City of Durango Purchasing Policy (PDF) for more information on the City's procurement practices and solicitation types.