The Warren County Purchasing department is responsible for the purchase of materials, supplies and services for all Warren County Departments. Our goal is to obtain the best quality goods and services at the lowest possible cost and to assure the responsible and economical use of public money.
This is accomplished through the use of formal bids, requests for proposals, and formal and informal written, faxed, or verbal quotes.
The Purchasing Department, as mandated according to Sections 103 and 104-b of New York State General Municipal Law, exists "to facilitate the acquisition of goods and services of maximum quality at the lowest possible cost under the circumstances, and to guard against favoritism, improvidence, extravagance, fraud and corruption."
- GML Section 103, and Local Law No. 2 of 1969, state that Purchasing oversees all County purchases and lets to Public Bid all purchases over the bid limits.
- GML Section 104-a states that Purchasing shall create and establish an easy-to-follow Purchasing Policy and resulting Handbook to assist all County departments with compliance.