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.
Federal Tax ID #:
To receive bid specifications please contact the purchasing department, (203) 924-1555 Ext.1304.
Water Pollution Control Authority
About Water Pollution Control Authority And Treatment Plant
By Connecticut State statute [Chapter 103 – Sections 245 through 273] the WPCA is a separate legal entity from the City of Shelton and has the authority and the responsibility to plan, acquire, construct, equip, extend, enlarge, maintain, repair, reconstruct, operate, supervise, and manage a municipal sewerage system for the benefit of the City of Shelton. Also involved is the collection, transportation, and disposal of sewerage, liquid or solid, which may contaminate or pollute or affect the cleanliness or purity of any water. A sewerage system means any device, equipment, appurtenance, facility and method for collecting, transporting, receiving, treating, disposing, of or discharging sewage. The WPCA also may have jurisdiction over community or private sewerage systems.
The WPCA has the authority to levy assessments against properties which benefit from the sewerage system(s). The WPCA may establish fair and reasonable charges for connection with and for the use of a sewerage system. The Connecticut State statute also has many other powers and responsibilities and special provisions for the sale of bonds, notes, or other obligations, as well as dealing with many other special conditions. The WPCA must also comply with pollution abatement orders issued by the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP).
- The City of Shelton Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA) is responsible for the maintenance, upkeep, upgrades and improvements of over 100 miles of sanitary sewer lines (Wastewater Collection System) within the City.
- The office is responsible for all sewer construction inspections, sewer use and connection fee questions, sewer availability questions, and the scheduling of contractors for sewer cleaning and televising, manhole rehabilitation and chemical root treatment applications.
- The Sewer Administrator’s office reviews CCTV (Closed Circuit Televising Program) videos and adds the data into InfoNet, an asset management software program specifically designed to manage City infrastructure utilities.
- The office is also charged with enforcing the DEEP mandated FOG (Fats, Oils & Grease) program which involves all food service facilities and restaurants within the city. These establishments must comply with the regulations which require grease removal from their sewer discharges by having grease traps in all class III and IV Food Preparation Establishments.
- The WPCA continues with the removal of any rainwater from the sanitary sewer system and requests any property owners with sump pumps or roof drains currently discharging into the sanitary sewer lines have them disconnected from the sanitary sewer system.
NOTE: The WPCA does not have responsibility for City water or septic systems. Contact Aquarion at 203-337-5910 for assistance with City water. Contact Naugatuck Valley Health District (NVHD) at 203-881-3255 for assistance with septic issues.
Excavation Permits – Sanitary Sewer
Excavation Permits are required for the installation, replacement, or repair of sanitary sewer building connections whether on City or private property.
- Requirements and Procedures for Street Excavation Permits – informational
- Application for Excavation Permit (two part form obtained from Sewer department)
- Traffic Authority Approval for Street Excavation (not required for off road work)
Sanitary Sewer Forms and Documents
- Form WP-0401 and Form WP-0402 WPCA Application to Connect updates March 2018 – Complete Package from the WPCA to Connect to the City of Shelton’s Sewerage Collection System
- Form WP-0404 Benefit Connection Charges – Revision A – 04-05-07
FOG (Fats, Oil and Grease) Forms and Information
- FAQs – general FOG information
- FOG Checklist – list of forms used in the FOG process
- FOG Discharge Permit Form – required for class III and IV food service establishments (FSEs) connected to City sewer (new establishments, change of owners) to obtain permit
- FOG Discharge Permit Form Renewal – renewal of permits required every two years for class III and IV FSEs. The WPCA sends out reminder letters with Renewal forms.
- Hauler Authorization Form – form to indicate hauler for renderable and/or non-renderable grease
- Variance Application – used for exception approvals for equipment, pump frequency, etc.
- Shared Grease Storage Container Certification – applicable for FSEs that share a storage container
- FOG Logbook AGRU – yearly calendar for FSEs that have AGRUs to record cleanings, maintenance, etc.
- Environmental Permitting Fact Sheet (Connecticut DEEP) – informational
- Ordinance 336 Use and Discharge of Substances into Public Sewers
- Ordinance 215 Providing for Required Use of Public Sewers
- Ordinance 217 Providing for Sewer Benefit Assessment Regulations
- Ordinance 849 Providing for Discharge of Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG)