Doing Business

How to do business with the City of Ashland

The City of Ashland has a combination of centralized and decentralized purchasing processes. Departments have the authority to make purchases for less than $5,000 at their discretion, however competition is strongly encouraged. Purchases between $5,000 and $50,000 require 3 written quotes, and purchases for more than $50,000 require a formal solicitaion process.

If you would like to be included in future bidding opportunities, please contact the appropriate department listed below. If you have any questions regarding which department(s) to contact, and/or regarding the City's purchasing policies and procedures, please contact the Purchasing Representative at (541)488-5354.

Public Works construction projects include sewer and water systems, storm drainage systems, utility systems and streets and sidewalk. Construction is done by the City or by private contractors who are selected through a competitive bidding process.

For Public Works Improvements, please contact:
Betsy Harshman, Administrative Secretary
Public Works
City of Ashland 
51 Winburn Wy 
Ashland, Oregon 97520
Tel: (541) 488-5587
Fax: (541) 488-6006

For all other areas of purchasing, please contact the Purchasing Representative:
Kari Olson, Purchasing Representative
City of Ashland
90 N. Mountain
Ashland, Oregon 97520
Tel: (541) 488-5354
Fax: (541) 488-5320

Please send a letter requesting to be included in future bidding opportunities to the Purchasing Representative, and include a business card, line card, list of services, and/or catalog with your letter. You are also welcome to call the Purchasing Representative at (541) 488-5354 if you have any questions.

The following is a list of supplies, services, and equipment the City routinely and/or occasionally is in need of purchasing:

  • Water and Wastewater parts and equipment
    The City of Ashland is a full-service provider of City water and sewer services, and maintains a full inventory of water meters, brass fittings, ductile iron pipe, etc., to support these services.

  • Electrical parts and equipment
    The City of Ashland provides electricity to the residents of Ashland, and maintains a full inventory of electrical meters, wire, transformers, etc., to support this service.

  • Telecommunications parts and equipment
    The Ashland Fiber Network provides cable television and high-speed data services to City residents and local businesses, and maintains an inventory of telecommunications parts, components, and equipment to support these services.

  • Independent Contractors
    Building Maintenance and Repair
    Janitorial Cleaning Services
    Safety Training

  • Vehicles and Equipment

    New vehicles and equipment

    Parts and repair

  • Office supplies

  • Copy paper
  • Printing services
  • Safety supplies
  • Janitorial paper products
  • Computer hardware
  • Computer Software
  • Toner

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