City to do some of county’s purchasing

Two governments will team up to buy goods in bulk, saving taxpayers money

Grand Junction city staff will take on some procurement services for Mesa County in lieu of $50,000 payment for the contract’s first year. The idea to combine the process for items both…




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Consolidating some purchases is a good move, but the story raises a couple questions in this new era of increased council micromanagement.

Does the new $50k purchasing limit include joint purchases or only all-city contracts?

How many purchases in prior years exceeded the $50k and $100k thresholds?

How much additional paperwork and bureaucracy will the change entail?

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