Purchasing Department

Department Responsibilities:

The Purchasing Department is responsible for managing the City's Procurement of Goods and Services, Asset Tracking and Inventory, Surplus Goods, Risk/Safety Programs, and Worker's Compensation. 

Vision Statement:

To be recognized as a best-in-class procurement and risk management services organization serving the best interest of the City and the community.

Mission Statement:

The Purchasing Department is committed to facilitating the purchase of high-quality goods and services at competitive prices in support of the City’s mission while utilizing strategic souring initiatives.

 To identify, manage, and mitigate risks; seek to reduce the frequency, severity and associated costs of claims; and serve as a resource for the health, safety and well-being of the City of Schertz employees by offering continuous education, expert advice and communication efficiently and properly.

Values

Customer Service: We strive to be a trusted source of resources, education, and information for our customers and to create relationships where the Procurement Department is valued as a partner by City departments in reaching their goals.

Financial Stewardship: Commitment to excellent financial stewardship and fiscal responsibility – for the City and taxpayers – with the funds entrusted to us for expenditure.

Innovation: We create an environment of collaboration that values diverse opinions, continuous process improvement and innovative thinking.

Integrity: Personal and professional integrity and high ethical standards are guiding principles consistently demonstrated in our work and performance, with fairness, transparency and legal compliance evident in our business practices.

Professional Development:  Commitment to providing resources and training opportunities to enhance knowledge, skills, and abilities for professional growth and enrichment of our staff.

Strategic Sourcing: The consistent use of strategic sourcing applications (cost analysis, commodity and vendor research, marketplace evaluation, vendor negotiation, and group purchasing organizations) are seen as essential to our providing superior goods and services at the best value to the City.