The Purchasing Department issues over 7000 purchase orders with a value of approximately $27 million each year. Because of the substantial amount of public money involved, the Purchasing Department is guided in its purchasing procedures by several established policies. These policies are:
- To conduct all purchasing in accordance with the Ohio law and Montgomery County policies.
- To obtain the quantity and quality of materials at the right price and when they are needed.
- To stimulate competitive bidding in order to obtain materials and services at the lowest possible cost and to provide all interested vendors with the opportunity to offer their products to Montgomery County.
- To treat all vendors fairly.