Purchasing, Materials Management

In compliance with State and County laws and Board policy, ISD's Purchasing and Materials Management helps County departments purchase the goods they need to provide services to the public. ISD develops various purchasing mechanisms including direct purchase orders and long-term Countywide agreements for commonly used goods and assists departments in the procurement process.

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Services

  • High value purchases

    Assists in obtaining goods and services at a value over a department's delegated purchasing authority.
  • Purchasing agreements

    Develops and administers long-term Countywide agreements for commonly used goods and services.
  • Purchasing Training

    Train staff in the Purchasing and Procurement process in the areas of Purchasing Authority, Departmental Delegated Authority, Sole Source, Green Purchase, Small Business Preference Programs.
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Adherence to policy

ISD is charged with ensuring that County departments understand and follow purchasing policies to provide a fair and productive process for vendors and the County.

Purchasing training support

Providing training support for County Departmental staff in the Purchasing and Procurement process on a monthly basis to ensure staff have the most up to date information.

Cost-effective procurement

Developing direct purchase orders and negotiating most favorable rates helps departments maximize their budget by procuring goods at the best possible prices.