Purchasing Policy

The City of Athens Purchasing Department is a decentralized procurement operation. Whereas larger municipalities have the capacity to operate with sourcing and procurement operations centralized in one department,  Athens' decentralized approach allows for centralized command but decentralized execution. Operational departments are more knowledgeable of the goods and services that are needed to support their respective missions and meet their goals, but they must abide by the rules set forth by management in accordance with the purchasing department's priorities and State law.

Related Legislation:
Ordinance 1078 - Adopting the State Maximum for Purchases (Adopted June 2019):