Achievement in Excellence in Procurement AwardThe City of Flagstaff Purchasing Division welcomes the interest and participation of all vendors in seeking contracts with the City of Flagstaff. This guide is designed to acquaint you with the process for procuring commodities, services and construction projects.

The information presented has been developed as a general guide, and may not answer all of your questions. Please call, write, or email the City of Flagstaff's Purchasing Division for additional information.

For contact information, view the Purchasing & Finance staff directory.

National Procurement Institute (NPI)

The Purchasing Division is a proud member of the National Procurement Institute (NPI). Founded in 1968, NPI is designed to establish cooperative relationships among its members and to develop efficient purchasing methods and practices in the area of governmental, educational, and institutional procurement. In 1995, NPI established a program designed to recognize organizational excellence in public procurement. 

The Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® is awarded annually. This prestigious award is earned by those organizations that demonstrate excellence by obtaining a high score based on standardized criteria. The criteria are designed to measure innovation, professionalism, productivity, e-procurement, and leadership attributes of the procurement organization.


The guidelines presented here have been prepared, and provided to you, the vendor, for informational purposes only. They do not supplant the laws, regulations, and procedures governing procurement by the City of Flagstaff. In the event of changes in those laws, regulations, or procedures, the laws, regulations, and procedures are binding and take precedence.