Doing Business with Amsterdam
The City of Amsterdam has an active bid policy for the purchase of high quality, cost effective goods and services for the City of Amsterdam. It is the responsibility of the City of Amsterdam Clerk's Office to ensure the dissemination of timely and accurate financial information to the public regarding the purchase of these goods or services. Use of the City Charter and Municipal Code ensure the City Controller is following all purchasing procedures by the City.
The City of Amsterdam biding policy states that for the purchase of any products or services required by the City that will cost more than $20,000, a formal sealed bid must be submitted, in person to the particular department that requires the services of the bidder. When bids are sent out to the public, they must be available for a minimum of ten days prior to the project opening. The bid must be advertised in 2 different local news papers for a minimum of one day. If you decide to bid on a project, a bid bond totaling 10% of the total project cost must be included with your sealed, formal bid.
Bid announcements are published in at least two of the local newspapers. Depending on how big the project is might change how many news outlets receive the bid proposal. The Amsterdam Recorder and the The Daily Gazette are used for distribution of bidding information on most City projects. However when the City has a very large bid project that needs to be done, more news outlets will be contacted so as to reach a larger audience.
To contact the Amsterdam City Clerk, you can call, fax or e-mail:
City of Amsterdam
- 61 Church St.
- Amsterdam, NY 12010
- Attn: Susan Alibozek
- Phone: 518.841.4305
- Fax: 518.842.6802
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org