A vendor roster is a list of sellers (suppliers, consultants, contractors, etc.) created by the City for a specific type of future purchase. By evaluating and pre-qualifying vendors upfront, the City saves time and resources by making future purchases under a simplified process.

This procurement option was introduced at the City around 2008.

Why This Audit Matters

The City currently purchases approximately $88 million per year in goods and services through the Purchasing and Materials Management Division’s (PMMD’s) vendor rosters program. Rosters provide operating divisions with a quick and efficient means of procurement; however, it also delegates a number of processes from PMMD. Therefore, it is important to ensure that there is enough oversight to safeguard the integrity of the roster process.

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Obtaining the Best Value Through the Use of Vendor Rosters – October 13, 2017