The Procurement office makes sure that the county purchases quality goods and services in a timely and economical manner.

The office, which operates as part of the county executive’s team under the oversight of the director of administration, assists all county departments, reviews requisitions, obtains quotes or bids as needed, and issues purchase orders.

Under the leadership of Director Chuck Crane, the office has worked to ensure a smart and transparent use of taxpayer dollars by working to close some of the county’s open, or blanket, purchase orders, closing 35 percent so far.

The office cuts about 1,750 purchase orders per year, and reviews about 50 bids and RFPs (requests for proposal) per year.

Did you know? The Procurement office saved about $115,000 in 2016 by negotiating better prices with vendors.