The Purchasing Department implements and administers the purchasing policies and procedures of the City. The Purchasing Department ensures that all purchases are made in accordance with state procurement regulations and city ordinances; that they are open, fair and competitive; and that low cost and high quality standards are met. All goods and services for all municipal departments, including the schools, are purchased by this department.

In the spirit of good will between the City, the business community and the taxpayers of Gardner, we strive to:
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  • Observe the highest ethics in all facets of operation
  • Conduct legal and competitive procurements
  • Promote fair and timely consideration to all vendors and contractors
  • Offer timely and courteous response to requests for information from citizens and businesses
  • Practice environmentally preferable purchasing
  • Follow the Division of Occupational Safety Prevailing Wage Guidelines
  • Encourage business relationships with small and local businesses