11 07, 2017

City Manager Contract Authority

2017-10-04T10:09:48+00:00July 11th, 2017|

Question: I am preparing a report for our August 1 Council meeting regarding purchasing limits and would like to make comparisons to other agencies. I see a survey on this issue was last completed August 2016. https://www.csmfo.org/survey/city-manager-purchasing-limits/ I would like to update this with current information and also hopefully get some results for cities closer to [...]

23 09, 2016

GASB 72 – Land Held for Resale

2016-09-23T13:44:25+00:00September 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

2016-08-25T13:29:23+00:00August 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

2016-08-18T10:19:59+00:00August 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


2016-05-19T10:53:31+00:00May 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

2016-05-19T10:37:55+00:00May 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 [...]

26 06, 2015

Performance Metrics for Purchasing/Procurement

2015-06-26T15:37:13+00:00June 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 [...]