To oversee the cost-effective, efficient, and timely procurement of goods and services necessary to enable all County departments to achieve their mission and fulfill their responsibilities to our citizens.
It is the responsibility of Purchasing to ensure that all procurement activity is conducted in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, local ordinances, approved policies and established procedures. Purchasing ensures compliance with competitive bidding requirements in accordance with G.S. 143. By evaluating vendor proposals, Purchasing obtains the most cost–effective prices for supplies, materials, and apparatus requested by departments. Staff is responsible for developing the County’s purchasing policies and procedures. Purchasing maintains fixed asset records and manages the disposal of surplus property.