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Thank you for your interest in providing goods and/or services to the City of Allentown. The City of Allentown uses Public Purchase, a web based eProcurement service for Vendor Registrations and official solicitations. Registration through Public Purchase is FREE and allows suppliers to update and change their information at any time. In order to receive notifications from the City, vendors will need to register through the following two-step process:

1 - Register with Public Purchase:
Visit the Public Purchase website to begin the registration process and select the “Free Registration” option. It can take up to 24 hours to activate your account. You will receive an email from letting you know when your account has been activated.

2 - Register with the City of Allentown:
Once you have received your activation email from Public Purchase, log into the Public Purchase site and accept the terms and conditions of use. After accepting the terms and conditions, start your registration process with the City. The City requires that you select the appropriate NIGP Commodity Codes for quote notifications and complete a Product Manufacture Labor Standards Compliance Form and a W-9 form for tax purposes. It is important that this second part of the registration is complete, or you will not receive notifications of upcoming quote opportunities from the City.

If you need further assistance with the process, please email

Vendor Survey
The Purchasing Department is conducting a survey to better understand how we can improve operations and how we can serve vendors better. Please take a few minutes to take the survey. We appreciate your feedback.
Additional Information
Vendor Handbook

Frequently Asked Vendor Questions

Guide to Using the Public Purchase Web Portal

NIGP Code of Ethics