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 de-centralized (each departments' 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. Vendors claiming tax exempt status must also submit a completed Iowa Sales Tax Exemption Certificate. Vendors have the option to receive payment by direct deposit if an EFT Authorization Form is on file. (If you need them, the Form W-9 Instructions are available here.)
All purchases are to be made in accordance with the City of Ankeny’s Purchasing Policies. Please note that a City purchase order number is required on all purchases 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 at City Hall (not to the purchasing department):
City of Ankeny
410 West First Street
Ankeny, IA 50023-1557
As stated in the Accounts Payable Policy, vendor payments are authorized at City Council meetings on the first and third Mondays of each month. Accounts payable checks are mailed or handed out the day following the City Council meeting unless otherwise authorized.
Questions or concerns regarding doing business with the City can be directed to the Finance Department.