The Purchasing Division is charged with the following responsibilities: 

  • Assuring fair and equitable treatment to all vendors without regard to political pressure 
  • Contracting for all repairs to property 
  • Purchasing supplies, materials and equipment 
  • Supervising all purchases made through competitive bids 


It is the Purchasing Department’s responsibility to procure materials, equipment, supplies and services through the competitive bid process from the lowest responsible bidder or bidder offering the best value in accordance with all city policies and state and federal laws. 

Fostering Positive Competition

As a local government, the City of Watauga encourages competition among potential vendors to obtain quality goods and services at the best prices available, to maximize tax dollars.