Purchasing


Effective April 1, 2014, the City will no longer accept faxed bids.  Please refer to Invitation to Bid document for instructions on submitting bid.

City Hall, Third Floor
700 North Main Street
Las Cruces, NM  88001

Phone:  (575) 541-2525
Fax:  (575) 541-2515

The Purchasing Section is dedicated to ensuring the effective and efficient purchase of goods and services based upon the mission of the City to provide responsive, cost effective and high quality services to the citizens of Las Cruces.  We work with vendors and City staff to maximize the purchasing value of public funds while maintaining transparancy in a procurement system that is fair and equitable for all participants to include, but not limited to, the following processes: 

  • Competitive Procurement
  • Purchasing Card (P-Card) Administration 
  • Non-Competitive Procurement
  • Petty Cash Transactions 


Our staff includes a purchasing manager, senior buyer, four buyers, assistant management analyst and purchasing specialist.  We are here to assist with all aspects of the City procurement process.  We encourage you to visit the Contact Us page to contact a staff member for assistance.

Statutes, Rules and Regulations

In order to maintain a procurement system of quality and integrity, the Purchasing Section must comply with applicable federal regulations, state statutes and local laws.  The City Procurement Code was adopted and included in Las Cruces Municipal Code Chapter 24, and is subject to the following:

  • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)
  • State of New Mexico Procurement Statutes
  • State Use Act
  • Public Works Act 
  • Subcontractor Fair Practices Act
  • Prohibited Bidding Code
  • Workforce Solution Registration
  • Construction Industry Division Licensing Regulation