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Purchasing Policy

Purchasing Policy

The Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees is authorized to enter into contracts and purchases under the Indiana Public Purchasing Law. The Board has designated the Chief Executive Officer of the Library or her designees as the "purchasing agent" for the Library.

In accordance with state statute, all items:

  • Over $75,000 will be purchased following public competitive bidding procedures
  • Between $25,000 and $75,000 will be purchased only after inviting at least 3 quotes
  • Under $25,000 will be purchased on the open market through competitive pricing

The Library is eligible to purchase from suppliers who have a contract with state or federal agencies which issue a competitive price for supplies or equipment, and maintains a list of all contracts made under the public purchasing law.

Please note in accordance with state statute, the purchase of library materials is not subject to the public purchasing policies.

Vendors and suppliers who are interested in doing work with the Library should send information about their firm to the mailing address or contact form below:

Mailing Address

The Indianapolis Public Library P.O. Box 211 Indianapolis, IN 46206-0211

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We encourage vendors and suppliers who fulfill our requests for qualifications or proposals to tell us more about your services.

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