Purchasing

Becoming a Vendor

If you wish to become a Vendor for the City of Lynn Haven, please return a completed vendor application to the Purchasing staff by mail, fax or email.

Procurement Services

The Purchasing staff provides procurement services for the City. We give prime consideration to the City's interests while seeking to maintain and further long term, mutually beneficial, ethical relationships with suppliers. We strive to obtain the best possible price, consistent with the best quality of goods required for the job.

Goods & Services Over $35,000

All goods and services costing over $35,000 are obtained through a sealed bid process. Vendors who are registered with Purchasing under the appropriate category for the goods or services being solicited are sent a bid package. An advertisement is also placed in the legal section of the Bay County Bullet and/or the Panama City News Herald to notify others of the opportunity to submit a sealed bid.

Bid packages are available from the Purchasing staff from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Most other goods and services, with the exception of certain consulting services, are procured after receiving three written or verbal quotes from appropriate vendors.

Some purchases costing over $35,000 may be awarded based on the City's local vendor preference policy. Vendors within Bay County interested in qualifying may do so by returning a completed Local Vendor Preference Certification to the Purchasing staff by mail, fax or email.