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The City of Ann Arbor purchasing services office is committed to supporting the efficient acquisition of goods and services for the city by negotiating, administering and establishing contracts for a wide variety of equipment and service providers. Purchasing services provides procurement support for all areas of city government.

While the City of Ann Arbor has no official local-preference policy, when aspects of bids and/or proposals are equal or nearly equal, preference may be given to a local vendor.

City of Ann Arbor purchasing services is a member of Michigan Inter-governmental Trade Network (MITN), National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) and Michigan Public Purchasing Officers Association (MPPOA).

Surplus Property Auctions

Search, bid and buy government surplus property auction items on the Michigan Intergovernmental Trade Network (MITN) BidNet Surplus Auctions Website.

Regional Bid Notification System

The purchasing office posts all formal solicitations on the MITN (Michigan Inter-governmental Trade Network) service, a regional bid notification system created exclusively for the Tri-County Purchasing Cooperative (Bid-Net). There is no need to register with the city purchasing office to be eligible to bid. However, please register in the MITN system. This service is free if you wish to check periodically for opportunities, not only for the City of Ann Arbor, but southeast Michigan governmental entities. If you wish to be notified automatically, there is a minimal annual fee.

Driving Directions

See a Google map.

From the south and west: Take US-23 North toward Ann Arbor to I-94 West, exit #35.  Take the State Street exit, exit #177, turn right. Travel 2.9 miles to East Huron Street and turn left. Turn right on North Division, then left onto Catherine Street. Turn left on North Fifth Avenue.

From the north: Take I-75 South to I-96 west (Jeffries Freeway). Travel 19.8 miles and merge onto M-14 West toward Ann Arbor. Take exit 3 (Downtown Ann Arbor) and merge onto Main Street. Turn left onto East Ann Street. 

From the Lansing area: Take I-96 East to US-23 South, exit #148A. Take the M-14 west, exit #45 to US-23 south. Take exit 3 (Downtown Ann Arbor) and merge onto Main Street. Turn left onto East Ann Street.


Meter parking is available on Fifth Avenue and on East Ann Street. Entrance to Larcom City Hall can be accessed either on the Huron Street or Ann Street side.

Purchasing Services 
301 E. Huron St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Fax:  734.997.1271

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.