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.
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency medical services are overseen by the City’s EMS Commission consisting of up to 5 members appointed by the Board of Alderman and confirmed by the Mayor. Holding ex-officio seat s are the Chief of the Echo Hose Ambulance as well as the City’s representative to the Valley EMS Board of Directors. Daily supervision of EMS operations is entrusted to EMS Chief Michael Chaffee and his staff.
About Echo Hose Ambulance Corps
Since 1949, Echo Hose Ambulance Corp (EHAC) is committed to patient healthcare service delivery, expanding the horizons of community knowledge through layperson medical education and health advocacy, educating EMT’s and other emergency personnel, and providing an enjoyable, welcoming environment for its volunteers and staff. The ethical code of public service inspires selfless devotion to our community, and is the basic guideline for the humanistic treatment and personal touch afforded to all of our patients. EHAC is committed to leadership as an organization whose excitement, magnetism, and values attract highly skilled emergency care providers who deliver excellent clinical care in a sensitive environment, aware of each patient’s dignity and needs.
The Echo Hose Ambulance Corps’ Fleet consists of 7 ambulances, 1 ALS and 4 BLS First Responder Vehicles, an Emergency Support/Rehab Unit, 2 Trailers, an XUV Gator and a 4 unit bike team. The Volunteers and staff at Echo Hose Ambulance respond to over 4500 calls for service per year.
The Echo Hose Ambulance Community Training Center offers learning paths in several areas including:
- CPR/AED/First Aid for the layperson (Community Access to CPR/AED)
- CPR/AED/First Aid for the Healthcare provider
- Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
- Emergency Medical Technician Basic (EMT-B)
- Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)
- EMT/AEMT/Paramedic Annual Refresher Training
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Initial & Refresher Training
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Initial & Refresher Training
- Pediatric Education for Pre-Hospital Providers (PEPP) Initial & Refresher Training
- Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS-Basic & Advanced) Initial & Refresher Training
- Coaching the Emergency Vehicle Operator (CEVO)
- Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC)
The EHAC Training Center also hosts the CT State practical exam for EMT-B Candidates.
Operations Center location
100 Meadow St.
Shelton, CT 06484
100 Meadow St.
PO BOX 213
Shelton, CT 06484
Training Center & Billing Office
286 Howe Avenue
Shelton, CT 06484
Chief Michael Chaffee, NREMT-P, EMS-I
EHAC Main site
Training Center website