Message From the Purchasing Manager

A Message From the Purchasing Manager


Thank you for visiting the Purchasing Division. This site was designed to give you the information that you need to make doing business with the City as simple and straightforward as possible. Our office is located in the 1st floor of the Municipal Building. Business hours are from 8 a.m. to Noon and from 1 to 5 p.m. Our goal is to serve the public, the city organization, and our suppliers efficiently, professionally, and ethically.

The Purchasing Division is responsible for providing assistance to City departments in securing goods and services in the most economical, efficient, and timely manner possible. We handle purchases in a manner ensuring competition between potential vendors and contractors in accordance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations, sound internal controls, and professional purchasing.

The Purchasing Division advertises all Invitation For Bids and Request For Proposals in the San Marcos Daily Record. The advertisement will be at least two weeks in advance of the bid opening date. A formal bid or proposal is a written solicitation exceeding $50,000 for goods or services.

It is my sincere intention that this site will be valuable to you and assist making your business experience with the City a pleasant one. Feel free to send me your comments and suggestions by using the email link below. I look forward to hearing from you.

Cheryl Pantermuehl, CPPO, CPPB
Purchasing Manager