Purchasing Department

The City of Schenectady Purchasing Department is responsible for the procurement of goods and services used in the running of the City Government. We purchase everything from road materials to equipment to office supplies to janitorial supplies to specialized services, and everything in between. We use a competitive bidding process which enables us to provide the best value for the citizens we serve.
We encourage qualified businesses and individuals to bid for the products and services we need, and we utilize the Empire State Bid Network and The Daily Gazette to advertise upcoming bid opportunities.
Empire State Bid Network logo
In partnership with other governmental agencies the City of Schenectady is a participant in the Empire State Purchasing Group, an e-Procurement system. The Empire State Purchasing Group is a centralized web based system that provides a single point of contact and broader access to new business opportunities throughout New York. The system provides the following benefits:
  • 24-hour access to business opportunities
  • Notification based upon the vendors designated product or service
  • More reliable and timely delivery of notifications and documents
  • Vendor managed registration system
If you are interested in business opportunities with the City of Schenectady visit the Empire State Purchasing Group.

Jobs and Resources
In keeping with New York State and the City of Schenectady’s commitment to making business opportunities available to all New Yorkers, and in the spirit of eradicating barriers to the participation by Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs), the City of Schenectady encourages firms to utilize the resources provided by the State to find qualified MWBE businesses to meet Schenectady’s goals. For more information visit the New York State Contract System website.

The City of Schenectady is an equal opportunity employer and encourages participation from minority and women owned businesses. For more information, visit the City of Schenectady's Affirmative Action page.

Empire State Development offers bonding assistance for New York State small businesses or MWBEs with at least two years of business operations through the NYS Surety Bond Assistance Program (NYSBAP). There is more information is available about business programs.

Please feel free to contact us at 518-382-5199, ext. 5274 to request further information.

For businesses and prospective employees may contact Miriam Cajuste:
County Office Building
2nd Floor
620 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305