The mission of the Purchasing and Contracting (P & C) Department is to provide internal and external customer support so that the City of McAllen may benefit from having a vast number of high quality resources available to efficiently and cost effectively conduct the business of serving its community.
The P & C Department assists over fifty City departments with their procurement and purchasing needs and also serve as the primary point of contact for vendors. This involves assisting departments with determining and formalizing their purchasing needs; providing product, service, & market research; developing and applying City Purchasing Policies and Procedures; requesting informal & formal solicitations; and assuring that all purchases are made in compliance with City Ordinances, State & Federal Laws…while assuring Best Value for the City of McAllen.
The P & C Department promotes fair and open competition throughout the entire procurement and purchasing process. The City values the relationship with its vendors and as such, the P & C Department conducts itself with the upmost integrity, accountability, and commitment.