The mission of the Division of Purchasing is to assist the various operating departments within the town to purchase…More those goods and services which enables them to carry out their various responsibilities. The purchases are made in accordance with state and local laws, and with the policies set forth by the Town Board.
Each year the Purchasing division conducts hundreds of sealed bids and requests for proposals and administers the creation of more than 7,000 purchase contracts within the parameters of the town operating and capital budgets. Expenditures are made for everything ranging from office and cleaning supplies, to computers, bulldozers and major highway reconstruction.
The division welcomes and encourages the business community to participate in all aspects of the purchasing process. In addition to visiting the purchasing staff, vendors representatives are often encouraged to visit the operating departments in order to maximize the end users awareness of goods and services being offered.
Under the office of the Director of Audit and Control, the division of Purchasing assists the comptrollers office in the approval and payment of bills for goods and services purchased by the Town, in a timely and accurate manner.