Purchasing

Welcome to doing business with the City of Oshkosh. The Purchasing Office has designed this page to provide vendors interested in supplying the City with needed goods and services with an overview about how we do business. Welcome to doing business with the City of Oshkosh. The Purchasing office has designed this page to provide vendors interested in supplying the City with needed goods and services with an overview about how we do business. To become a vendor with the City of Oshkosh, please see the online bidder information here.

In accordance with Chapter 12 of the Oshkosh Municipal Code, the Purchasing Office is the central purchasing agency for the City of Oshkosh.

The Purchasing’s mission is to acquire commodities and services for the City in an effective, efficient and impartial manner. Specific objectives of this mission include a) ensuring fair and equitable treatment of all vendors and persons who deal with the procurement process; b) fostering public confidence in these purchasing procedures through the use of modern and professional business tools and c) securing the advantages and economies derived from a centralized and standardized purchasing system.

All organizations - public and private - regard purchasing as a critical component in the effective acquisition of products and services needed to serve customers. Purchasing creates savings and improves efficiency by identifying the right process, product, price, quantity, quality and time and place of delivery. We try to accomplish this in the best interest of our citizens by using sound procurement practices in an open and competitive environment. The City of Oshkosh appreciates our relationships with suppliers, vendors and contractors and recognizes the willingness each has in doing business with governmental entities in order to facilitate the needs of the public. We look forward to continuing our progressive approach to managing these relationships.

We encourage qualified vendors to participate in City bidding opportunities. If you have any questions, or need further information, please contact or visit:

City of Oshkosh Purchasing Office
Room 302 Oshkosh City Hall
215 Church Avenue
Oshkosh, WI 54903-1130
(920) 236-5100

Our hours of operation are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. We encourage vendors to meet with Purchasing Office staff. If you are interested in scheduling a meeting, please call for an appointment.