Department of Procurement

Principles and Practices of Public Procurement

In January of 2011, the City of Tucson Department of Procurement proudly became the first public agency in the country to adopt the Values and Guiding Principles of the Public Procurement Profession. In 2009, the National Institute of Governmental Procurement (NIGP) led a national effort to establish these standard values and principles for public procurement. The National League of Cities (NLC), the National Association of Counties (NaCO), the US Conference of Mayors, the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and dozens of other public associations have become supporters and adopters of the Values & Guiding Principles.

For more information on the Values & Guiding Principles Project, please visit the VGP Blogsite at:

The City of Tucson Department of Procurement Employee Conduct and Ethics Policy incorporates these values and guiding principles.

SpotlightOnSpend Tucson

Introducing SpotlightOnSpend Tucson, a site dedicated to providing online, transparent access to the City of Tucson's procurement spend on goods, services and construction.

Through this site, citizens can access and sort information by spend category as well by contractor.

Should you have questions regarding the SpotlightOnSpend Tucson site or data, please contact the Department of Procurement at (520)791-4217 or visit,+AZ/Buying/Summary

Welcome to the City of Tucson Department of Procurement!

Our Department represents the citizens and businesses of our community as well as our departmental customers in the purchase of goods and services needed by the organization and the citizens it serves.

The Department of Procurement is committed to the principles of open competition and fairness. Working side by side with our departmental customers, we strive to ensure that our community receives the best value for the tax dollars that are expended.

Towards this goal, we encourage businesses to register with us as a vendor and then visit us often to view current business opportunities as well as other interesting items you will find on our website.

Thanks for visiting and please visit again soon!

Director Marcheta Gillespie, C.P.M., CPPO, CPPB, CPM