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
Current Bid Invitations
Please contact the Purchasing Department for complete Bid Packets
54 Hill Street – Second Floor
Shelton, CT 06484
(203) 924-1555 ext. 1506
Tuesday - Friday 8:00 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.
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To receive bid specifications please contact the purchasing department, (203) 924-1555 Ext.1304.
The Community Development Office is responsible for identifying and securing funding resources to assist the City of Shelton in the provision of certain programs and services, more specifically in the areas of housing rehabilitation and community facilities.
The Community Development Director applies for State and Federal grants for the purpose ofrehabilitating residential, commercial, and public structures, as well as citywide revitalization projects, and then administers the allocation of these funds. The Office also oversees the City’s Housing Rehabilitation Program, the Anti-Blight Program, the Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit Program, and funding for the Local Capital Improvement Program.
Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program
The City of Shelton offers a Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program to qualified low-and-moderate-income residents. The funds for this program come from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and are administered through the State of Connecticut Department of Community and Economic Development (DECD). Homeowners qualify if they are within HUD income limits (call the Shelton Community Development Office for current (limits), have sufficient equity in the property, and City taxes are current.
The program is designed to eliminate housing code violations and unsafe conditions, increase energy efficiency, and improve the appearance of property. Code violations (fire codes, building codes, and unsafe conditions) are attended to first; aesthetics are attended to only if there are remaining funds. The maximum lending amount is $25,000 per unit. The loaned funds are 0% interest loans, and are “deferred” loans, meaning that homeowners are not required to pay back the loan until the following conditions occur: the homeowner no longer lives in the house, the house is sold, the title to the home is transferred, or the homeowner dies. All loans are secured with a mortgage deed, promissory note, and memorandum of agreement. All homes built before 1978 will be tested for lead-based paint. If lead-based paint is found, mitigation will be performed.
If you are concerned that a particular property in Shelton is blighted, please read the following information first to determine that the property fits the description of “blighted.” If so, and you would like to report the property to the Community Development Office, please complete and sign a Complaint Form, and return it to either Charlene DeFilippo or Fred Wills at Shelton City Hall, 54 Hill Street, Shelton, CT 06484. We will perform an inspection of the property at our earliest convenience.
Anonymous complaints are discouraged, and may not be addressed. Please be sure to include your name, address and phone number on the form in case we need to contact you for additional information or to report our findings.
The following factors may be considered in determining a property to have “blighted” conditions:
- Missing or boarded windows or doors
- Collapsing or missing walls, roof or floor
- Siding that is seriously damaged or missing
- Fences in a state of disrepair
- Fire damage
- A foundation that is structurally faulty
- Garbage, trash, rubbish, boxes, paper, plastic or refuse of any kind
- Old furniture, bedding, appliances, or anything of the like
- Abandoned cars, boats, or any motorized vehicle or other inoperable machinery situated on the premises or the public right of way (unless the premises is a junkyard legally licensed by the State of CT)
- Rodent harborage and/or infestation
- Overgrown brush, shrubs or weeds (specifically excluding land which is farmland
- Dumpsters/ steel storage containers on a non-construction site for a period exceeding forty-five (45) days
- Unauthorized equipment on site (backhoes, bulldozers, dump trucks, etc.)
- Stockpile of wood or stone for a period exceeding forty-five (45) days which is not intended for use at the premises
- Unfinished exterior residential projects which shall include the installation of doors, windows, siding and roofing for a period exceeding sixty (60) days.
The following conditions do not constitute a blighted property:
- Structure needs to be painted
- Grass needs to be cut
- Unregistered vehicles on property (contact Planning and Zoning Enforcement Officer at 203-924-1555, Ext. 1351)