Purchasing Principles

All purchases are made legally and with integrity.

The needs of agency customers, citizens, and the requirements of law are recognized as the purposes for the purchasing system.

Suppliers are provided a level playing field, treated equitably, with professionalism and integrity. The same is expected of suppliers in return.

Purchasing processes are efficient and effective for customers, suppliers, and the purchasing office. They represent best business practices drawn from a number of sources.

Purchasing department employees are recognized as professionals, conduct their actions accordingly, and receive appropriate professional development and recognition.

Primary stakeholders in the purchasing process are citizens, customer agencies, suppliers, elected and appointed officials, and the purchasing staff. They operate as a team.