The Purchasing Department is charged with the responsibility of procuring commodities, services and contract administration by ensuring compliance with the law in the area of procurement, as well as, ensuring that the County receives the best quality goods and services as the lowest and best possible cost. The County has established policies to stimulate competition, while preventing favoritism.
The Orange County Purchasing Policy is to:
- Comply with all Federal and State laws that apply to county purchasing and comply with the policies and procedures.
- Provide all responsible vendors and contractors with equitable access to servicing the needs of Orange County through competitive acquisition of goods and services.
- Seek the best quality, lowest priced goods and services that meet the needs of the County.
- Manage County assets and inventory so that replacement costs are minimized and the County can account for all assets.
- Dispose of all surplus, salvage, seized and abandoned property in a manner that both provides the most benefit to the taxpayers of Orange County and complies with the law.
The purchasing staff consists of the Purchasing Agent, Assistant Purchasing Agent, Buyer II/Fixed Asset Coordinator and Buyer II/Receiving Clerk. This team is responsible for solicitation of formal bids, requests for proposals, and quotations and conducts the following:
- Central Supply Operations
- Physical Inventory of Fixed Assets
- Maintaining Surplus Property Warehouse
- Auction of Surplus Property