The Commerce Department has the responsibility and the authority to purchase goods, services, and supplies through the use of IFBs (Invitation For Bids), RFQs (Request For Quotes), RFPs (Request For Proposals) and Purchase Orders.  The Commerce Department also has the responsibility for issuing term contracts, price negotiating, and delivery of goods and services for the City of North Little Rock.

Mission Statement

The City of North Little Rock Commerce Department is committed to directly reducing the cost of government by promoting a responsible procurement process that ensures integrity, quality, and efficiency for its internal partners.  

Our team aims to continually foster cooperation with departments and promote fair and equal opportunities for all individuals and business entities interested in doing business with the City.  Our emphasis is to implement effective, creative solutions for better economy, and efficiency of city operations.  


The goals of the Commerce Department are as follows:

•    Comply with all applicable policies, ordinances, and laws

•    Emphasize quality, value, and integrity in all procurements

•    Promote administrative efficiency

•    Delegate purchasing authority when possible and prudent