Are purchase orders required for all purchases?
All purchases over $5,000 require a purchase order and all purchase of controlled commodities including technology and furniture require purchase orders.

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1. Who should I contact if I want to sell my products and/or services to the County?
2. Are purchase orders required for all purchases?
3. Does the County give preference points to local firms?
4. Does the County have a minority or disadvantaged business preference?
5. What rules govern the County's purchasing practices?
6. Does the County offer training for new businesses on how to do business?
7. How can I set up a meeting with a buyer?
8. Can I fax my bid to you?
9. Am I supposed to include tax in the price on a Request for Quotation?
10. How can I register for the County’s bid list?
11. If I'm not registered on the Purchasing Portal, am I still able to submit bids to the county?
12. Who in your office can I call to speak with about the commodity or service I have to offer?
13. How can I find out which services or commodities are currently available for bidding?
14. Can I be automatically notified of bid opportunities or do I need to keep watching the legal ads section?
15. Where do I send my bid?
16. How can I get a copy of the tabulation of bids on a particular bid?
17. With whom, in the county, do I contact to get payment for my invoice?
18. Are departments allowed to make their own purchases?
19. What is a pre-bid / pre-proposal conference?
20. What criteria are used to award bids and proposals?
21. What about bond and insurance requirements?
22. How can I thank an employee of the Procurement Department for their help?
23. How often does the county hold auctions?