Purchasing

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Doing Business with the City of Ankeny

The City of Ankeny strives to ensure that our departments procure goods and services in a fair, competitive, and cost-effective manner.  We encourage all qualified vendors to participate in doing business with the City of Ankeny.

The City's purchasing system is considered decentralized (each department's responsibility) except for those goods, services and equipment that qualify or are designated for centralized purchasing.  Please contact the appropriate department that you are interested in doing business with.

To be included on our approved vendor list, all vendors must have a Vendor Registration and Substitute W-9 form on file with the Finance Department.  (If you need directions, open the Form W-9 Instructions.)  

Vendors have the option to receive payment three different ways:

  • check,
  • direct deposit if an EFT Authorization Form is on file,
  • credit card - contact finance staff at (515) 965-6401 to enroll

All purchases are to be made in accordance with the City of Ankeny's Purchasing Policies.  Please note that for all purchases greater than $500, a City purchase order number is required and the invoice must include the purchase order number to expedite the payment process.

All vendor invoices should be mailed directly to the Finance Department:

City of Ankeny
Attn: Accounts Payable
410 W 1st ST

Ankeny, IA 50023-1557

As stated in the Accounts Payable Policy, vendor payments are authorized at City Council meetings on the first and third Monday of each month.

Questions or concerns regarding doing business with the City can be directed to the Finance Department.