Arcadia, CA 91007
Tel: (626) 574-5424
Fax: (626) 821-0092
Administrative Services Director
Hours of Operation
7:30 a.m.– 5:30 p.m.
Friday (Closed alternate Fridays)
7:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.
The City of Arcadia provides Purchasing Services through the Administrative Services Department's Purchasing Division, whose goal is to ensure the acquisition of quality goods and services at the lowest total cost.
Policies and Procedures
The City of Arcadia makes its purchases under authority granted in the City Charter and the Municipal Code. Purchases are made by competitive bidding procedures and by negotiation. Award is made to the lowest responsive responsible bidder that meets the specifications and requirements.
Local Business Preference
The City of Arcadia grants a preference to vendors whose place of business is located within City limits only if price, invoice terms and delivery time are equal.
Vendors who would like to be listed on the City's Bid Solicitation List should download and submit an application to be added to the City's approved vendor list.
The City of Arcadia maintains Letters of Understanding for priority purchasing with vendors in times of an emergency or disaster. Download information about how you can become one of these vendors and a Letter of Understanding For Emergency Purchases Form.
Business License and Permits
Businesses and contractors doing work in Arcadia should verify with the Development Services Department as to what licenses may be required. Please call (626) 574-5423 for more information.