23 09, 2016

GASB 72 – Land Held for Resale

September 23rd, 2016|

Question: With the implementation of GASB 72 (Fair Value Measurement and Application) certain assets and liabilities are required to be measured at fair value, such as land held for resale for Successor Agencies and Housing Successors. Some suggestions and comments on how you determine the fair value of non-income producing land parcels without a recent appraisal [...]

25 08, 2016

Credit Card Fees

August 25th, 2016|

Question: Is your city passing over the credit card merchant fees to your residents/customers as convenience fee for making payments with their credit card? Download: Survey Results on Credit Card Fees, 8-24-2016

18 08, 2016

City Manager Purchasing Limits

August 18th, 2016|

Question: I’ve consolidated the two previous CM purchasing limits surveys onto the 2016 Tab in the attached file, if you could please review and update or add your City Manager Purchasing Limits and Population that would be much appreciated or just send me an email with the below items: 1) City 2) Population 3) City Manager Purchasing [...]

19 05, 2016


May 19th, 2016|

Question: For those of you who work with Paymentus for online payments, please answer these questions: What are the cancellation terms of the contract? What venue does your contract show, Delaware? What provision of the contract defines confidentiality of your customer data? a. Please copy the contract language on confidentiality (if you have it). If [...]

19 05, 2016

Credit Cards and Online Bill Pay Services

May 19th, 2016|

Question: I have not seen this question in a while so I would like to ask regarding credit card charges and online bill pay services: Which vendor do you use for online bill pay? Do you require the customer to pay for the service or does the City absorb the cost? If your City absorbs the [...]

1 07, 2015

Results of Purchasing Limits – City Manager Survey

July 1st, 2015|

City Manager Purchasing Limit Survey Results

26 06, 2015

Performance Metrics for Purchasing/Procurement

June 26th, 2015|

We are currently performing a review of a city’s purchasing division and its processes. We have 5 questions that will take less than 10 minutes to answer. If you choose to participate, we will provide you with the comparison data gathered during this process at the conclusion of our review. We will also keep you [...]

5 08, 2014

Survey Results: Written Quotations Minimum Requirement Amount

August 5th, 2014|

Download: Purchasing Policy CSMFO Survey Results

14 07, 2014

Survey Results: Purchasing Thresholds

July 14th, 2014|

Download: Purchasing Threshold Survey

28 01, 2014

Survey Results: SB90 State Mandated Cost Reimbursement Survey

January 28th, 2014|

Download: SB90 State Mandated Costs Results