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About the Purchasing Department

The Purchasing Agent is responsible for purchases regulated by the City and its Charter, section 7.14 The Purchasing Agent reports directly to the Director of Finance.

The Purchasing Department is located at 54 Hill Street, Shelton, Ct 06484. The office is open Tuesday thru Friday 8:00am - 5:30pm.

All appointments are scheduled in advance by calling 203-924-1555 x 1506

The Purchasing Agent shall let to bid all purchases (including those made by the Board of Education) which reasonably may involve the expenditure of Five Thousand Dollars ($7,500.00) or more by the Invitation of sealed bids, giving at least ten (10) days notice of the closing for bids by publication at least once In a newspaper having A substantial circulation in the City. Within five (5) days after the closing date for bids, the bids shall be opened publicly by the Purchasing Agent contract for the purchase to the lowest responsible bidder, provided however, the City may reject any, all or any part of any bids. If the authority to award contracts has been delegated, shall award contracts. The Board of Aldermen may establish such other regulations for purchases and bidding as It deems appropriate.

When any purchase Involves an expenditure In excess of TwoThousand Dollars ($2,000.00) and does not exceed SevenThousand FiveHundred and Ninety Nine Dollars ($7,500.00), the Purchasing Agent, or In the case of the Board of Education, an agent designated by the Board of Education, shall obtain a minimum of three written proposals for the purchase of the item and shall make such purchase from the lowest responsible vendor, unless the Purchasing Agent, or In the case of the Board of Education, an agent designated by the Board of Education determines other wise and in that event, the Purchasing Agent or in the case, of the Board of Education, an agent designated by the Board of Education shall create and maintain a written record of the reasons for such choice.

"Purchase" as used herein shall be defined to include the purchase In any fiscal year of any item, service or combination of items or services which singly or in the aggregate total the amounts indicated herein. Aggregate purchases shall not be divided into smaller increments so as to avoid the provisions called for herein.

The Board of Aldermen and the Board of Education for its purchases shall establish by resolution those services which are considered as professional and as to which bidding is not required. The Board of Aldermen and the Board of Education respectively may by such resolution establish such procedures with regard thereto as each deems reasonable. When the purchase of goods and the provision for services are combined, that portion involving the purchase of goods shall be subject to the provisions of this section.

Waiver of Bids: Whenever the Purchasing Agent shall determine that bidding for any particular goods or services would be impractical, impossible, or unwise, the Purchasing Agent shall recommend to the Board of Aldermen that bids be waived. Each such recommendation shall be in writing and shall state its reason. If the Board approves such recommendation by an affirmative vote of at least six (6) of the eight (8) members, bids shall, be waived and the goods or services shall be purchased In such manner as the Board of Aldermen directs.

The Director of Finance shall record the amount of each authorized purchase and each contract for a future purchase a encumbrance against the appropriation from which it is paid or to be paid.

Each charge and prospective charge against at the City shall state the Department and the appropriation against which it is to be charged. The Director of Finance or his agent shall audit and approve as correct and valid each charge against the City and shall authorize payment of all approved charges in writing. At the end of each month the Board of Apportionment and Taxation shall review the charges against the City for the preceding month and may make recommendations to the Mayor concerning charges against the City.

The Director of Finance shall prescribe the time at which and the manner in which persons receiving money for the account of the City shall be paid.

Online Purchasing Forms

Bid Requirements


Bid Return Label

Sample of Contract

Current Bid Invitations

Please contact the Purchasing Department for complete Bid Packets



BID INVITATION 39-08 Lane Street Bridge Replacement


BID INVITATION 39-15 Lane Waverly Bridge Inspections RFQ


BID INVITATION BID # 39-09 Sidewalk Replacement at 415 Howe Avenue


BID INVITATION 39-07 Natural Gas for the City of Shelton


City Hall
54 Hill Street – Second Floor
Shelton, CT 06484


(203) 924-1555 ext. 1506


(203) 924-4273


Tuesday - Friday 8:00 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.

Dept. Head:

Gene Sullivan

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To receive bid specifications please contact the purchasing department, (203) 924-1555 Ext.1304.


Bid Openings

Name Size Added On Downloaded
Purchasing_bid_opening_01-04-2018_Agenda.pdf 22 KB January 3, 2018 (500 downloads)
Purchasing_bid_opening_02-08-2018_Agenda.pdf 19 KB February 7, 2018 (443 downloads)
Purchasing_bid_opening_02-22-2018_Agenda.pdf 26 KB February 19, 2018 (500 downloads)
Purchasing_bid_opening_04-05-2018_Agenda.pdf 16 KB April 2, 2018 (328 downloads)
Purchasing_bid_opening_04-10-2018_Agenda.pdf 20 KB April 9, 2018 (278 downloads)
Purchasing_bid_opening_04-12-2018_Agenda.pdf 38 KB April 9, 2018 (303 downloads)
Purchasing_bid_opening_04-18-2018_Agenda_SPECIAL.pdf 18 KB April 18, 2018 (275 downloads)
Purchasing_bid_opening_05-10-2018_Agenda.pdf 27 KB May 9, 2018 (212 downloads)
Purchasing_bid_opening_05-31-2018_Agenda_SPECIAL.pdf 20 KB May 14, 2018 (200 downloads)
Purchasing_bid_opening_06-14-2018_Agenda.pdf 18 KB May 29, 2018 (174 downloads)
Purchasing_bid_opening_06-07-2018_Agenda.pdf 32 KB June 4, 2018 (210 downloads)
Purchasing_bid_opening_06-07-2018_Agenda_REVISED.pdf 27 KB June 6, 2018 (167 downloads)
Purchasing_bid_opening_06-12-2018_Agenda.pdf 24 KB June 6, 2018 (183 downloads)
Purchasing_bid_opening_07-3-2018_Agenda.pdf 20 KB June 27, 2018 (140 downloads)
Purchasing_bid_opening_07-10-2018_Agenda.pdf 19 KB June 29, 2018 (188 downloads)
Purchasing_bid_opening_07-17-2018_Agenda.pdf 22 KB July 23, 2018 (212 downloads)
Purchasing_bid_opening_09-13-2018_Agenda.pdf 21 KB September 13, 2018 (81 downloads)
Purchasing_bid_opening_09-25-2018_Agenda_SPECIAL.pdf 26 KB September 13, 2018 (100 downloads)
Purchasing_bid_opening_09-18-2018_Agenda_SPECIAL.pdf 20 KB September 13, 2018 (89 downloads)
Purchasing_bid_opening_09-27-2018_Agenda.pdf 34 KB September 13, 2018 (70 downloads)
Purchasing_bid_opening_09-28-2018_Agenda_SPECIAL.pdf 21 KB September 13, 2018 (157 downloads)
Purchasing_bid_opening_10-04-2018_Agenda.pdf 20 KB October 3, 2018 (85 downloads)
Purchasing_bid_opening_10-11-2018_Agenda.pdf 30 KB October 11, 2018 (88 downloads)
Purchasing_bid_opening_10-16-2018_Agenda.pdf 29 KB October 15, 2018 (109 downloads)
Purchasing_bid_opening_11-1-2018_Agenda.pdf 25 KB October 29, 2018 (91 downloads)
Purchasing_bid_opening_11-15-2018_Agenda.pdf 27 KB November 19, 2018 (11 downloads)



Bid Openings

Name Size Added On Downloaded
Purchasing_bid_opening_02-16-2017_Agenda.pdf 217 KB February 14, 2017 (820 downloads)
Purchasing_bid_opening_02-16-2017_Agenda.pdf 217 KB February 14, 2017 (590 downloads)
Purchasing_bid_opening_03-23-2017_Agenda-1.pdf 27 KB March 22, 2017 (463 downloads)
Purchasing_bid_opening_03-23-2017_Agenda_REVISED.pdf 183 KB March 27, 2017 (455 downloads)
Purchasing_bid_opening_04-6-2017_Agenda.pdf 29 KB March 31, 2017 (481 downloads)
Purchasing_bid_opening_04-20-2017_Agenda.pdf 36 KB April 18, 2017 (475 downloads)
Purchasing_bid_opening_05-18-2017_Agenda.pdf 48 KB May 16, 2017 (458 downloads)
Purchasing_bid_opening_06-01-2017_Agenda.pdf 29 KB June 1, 2017 (446 downloads)
Purchasing_bid_opening_06-15-2017_Agenda.pdf 20 KB June 12, 2017 (500 downloads)
Purchasing_bid_opening_08-10-2017_Agenda.pdf 26 KB August 14, 2017 (402 downloads)
Purchasing_bid_opening_08-29-2017_Agenda.pdf 22 KB August 29, 2017 (333 downloads)
Purchasing_bid_opening_09-21-2017_Agenda.pdf 25 KB September 20, 2017 (313 downloads)
Purchasing_bid_opening_10-05-2017_Agenda.pdf 36 KB October 4, 2017 (367 downloads)
Purchasing_bid_opening_10-19-2017_Agenda.pdf 32 KB October 18, 2017 (324 downloads)
Purchasing_bid_opening_10-25-2017_Agenda.pdf 33 KB October 23, 2017 (353 downloads)
Purchasing_bid_opening_11-16-2017_Agenda.pdf 27 KB November 15, 2017 (330 downloads)
Purchasing_bid_opening_12-7-2017_Agenda.pdf 83 KB December 6, 2017 (329 downloads)
Purchasing_bid_opening_12-8-2017_Agenda.pdf 86 KB December 6, 2017 (373 downloads)