Purchasing & Contracts


The City's Purchasing and Contracts Division has earned the 12th annual "Achievement in Excellence in Procurement Award" from the National Purchasing Institute. This award, which measures innovation, professionalism, productivity and leadership, is sponsored by several national professional associations including the California Association of Public Purchasing officers (CAPPO), The Institute of Supply Management (ISM), The National Institute of Government Purchasing (NIGP), among others.

Ventura accepts this award with the distinction of being one of thirty-one cities nationwide to have received it five times or more.

City of San Buenaventura Purchasing and Contracts Division Mission Statement

To manage and coordinate the procurement of the City's supplies and non-professional services with integrity and professionalism, providing support, counsel and service to the organization and community. To negotiate, purchase and contract in an open, competitive, fair manner; securing maximum value for public funds through ethical, effective purchasing practices and high standards of excellence.

Buying Green!

Sustainability and Nurturing Our Environment are central to Ventura's Ten Strategic Goals. Ventura is committed to acquiring products and services that preserve and enhance the natural beauty of our community. Resource, Fuel and Energy Conservation are top priorities in all City contracts. The Purchasing and Contracts Division always strives for innovative ways to provide environmental stewardship, alternative materials and cost savings through the less reliance on traditional forms of energy.

Bid Opportunities

All bids/proposals will be received in the Purchasing and Contracts Division. The Purchasing and Contracts Division is located in Ventura City Hall, 501 Poli Street Room 102, Ventura, CA 93001. Business hours are Monday - Friday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM (closed alternate Fridays & holidays).

Terms and Conditions

View the terms and conditions (Ts & Cs) applicable to Purchase Orders and Request for Quotations.

Purchasing Policies and Procedures

Please review our Purchasing Policies and Procedures. We appreciate your interest in doing business with the City of San Buenaventura. Our aim is to help you in your sales effort and to promote a climate of good business relationships with the City of San Buenaventura. Whenever you need more information, please call us at (805) 658-4719.

Standards Of Purchasing Practice

The Purchasing Department has adopted the California Association Of Public Purchasing Officers (CAPPO) Standards Of Purchasing Practice

Auctions of Surplus Equipment

The Purchasing and Contracts Division manages auctions of materials (equipment and supplies) declared surplus by City Departments.


(View the City web site disclaimer here)
Vendors are cautioned that the competitive nature of their offers could be affected if their submissions do not include all amendments. For this reason vendors are advised to frequently revisit all solicitations to which they may respond.

It is the vendor's responsibility to check this web site or contact the Purchasing office at (805) 658-4719 for updates to opportunities and to obtain additional amendments and information.

Contact Information

Purchasing fax number: 805-648-2961

For General Inquires send request to: purchasinginfo@cityofventura.net

Staff Information

Jennifer Yates, Purchasing Supervisor  (805) 658-4710

Burris DeBenning Senior Buyer (805) 658-4716

Nicole Supan, Senior Accounting Assistant (805) 658-4719                                                                         nsupan@cityofventura.net

Office Hours

Business hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
City offices are closed alternate Fridays.