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.
Youth Service Bureau
The Shelton Youth Service Bureau was established in 1988 by the City of Shelton to coordinate, plan and develop services for the youth of Shelton and their families. The Bureau works cooperatively with the schools, police, community resources, youth and their parents to encourage our youth to strive for their full potential. Our staff members address youth issues and concerns through life skills education classes, conflict mediation training, awareness campaigns and promotion of peer advocacy throughout the year.
The SYSB is a city agency located in Shelton High School. Funding for programs offered comes from the City of Shelton, State Department of Education, Valley Community Foundation, Valley United Way and various private donors.
Visit our parent website: www.sheltonyouthservicebureau.com
Visit us on our Shelton Youth Service Bureau Facebook Page
Programs offered by the SYSB throughout the year:
Safe Sitters – This course, which is offered 4 times a year, is designed to teach young people ages 11-14 the skills to become self-confident and competent babysitters or mothers’ helpers, as well as learning important life skills. Please call 203-924-7614 for a schedule or more information.
Tween/Teen Center offers monthly programs for Shelton youth in grades 5, 6 and 7. Activities include extreme recess, swim nights and dances.
Teen Safe Driving Awareness Night – A valley-wide information session for parents and youth emphasizing smart choices.
Spotlight on Youth – The SYSB accepts nominations of Shelton youth between the ages of 12 and 18 who have “given back” to their school or community through volunteer hours or acts of kindness. Nominations are available by calling the Youth Service Bureau at 203-924-7614, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Movie Night – Shelton celebrates families every Saturday night in July and August at the Riverwalk/Veterans’ Memorial Park on Canal Street by offering FREE movies on a big screen. Bring a blanket or chairs, bug spray and enjoy a night out on us! Movie schedules are posted around town and on the city website www.cityofshelton.org
Youth Life Skill Classes – Substance abuse prevention education classes available upon request to students in grades 3-12 in Shelton schools. Each class is 40 minutes long and taught during the school day. Topics include:
- Stress and Anger Management
- Alcohol and Other Drugs
- Decision Making
- Getting Along with Others
- Responsible Behavior and Consequences
- Kids Alone Safe at Home
Community Education – Small group discussions are held for parents and other caregivers to address youth issues. Topics include: Homework Help for Parents; Bullying; Stress Management; Alcohol and other drug information.
The Juvenile Review Board – Shelton youth, who are first-time offenders under the age of 18, and admit guilt, may be diverted from the juvenile court system. Volunteers from the Shelton community serve as board members and work with SYSB staff and Shelton police to give youth a “second chance”.
Youth Speaks Out Contest – This picture/essay contest is offered to students in grades kindergarten through 8 and deals with different issues concerning our young people today.
Youth2Youth Peer Advocates – Intermediate and high school students who live in Shelton meet weekly to explore youth issues, plan community service projects, learn new life skills and train to become youth mentors/educators. This peer/community service group prepares young people for their roles in society in the areas of personal growth, leadership and community involvement. Applications are available online or through the Shelton Youth Service Bureau.
Visit us on our Youth 2 Youth Facebook Page.
Library Resource Centers – Resource centers offer information on a large variety of family issues. These resource centers are located in both public libraries and in the nurse’s office at the high school.
Community Alert Program –The Community Alert Program is Shelton’s substance abuse prevention council. C.A.P. sponsors many prevention and awareness activities throughout the school year.
Halloween Trick or Trunk Night – A safe and fun Halloween experience for the families in our community. Families, individuals, businesses and clubs are invited to decorate their vehicles in a Halloween theme and provide wrapped treats for the children who attend. A DJ provides the music. The event is held at the Shelton Intermediate School parking lot on October 31.