Department of Purchasing

 

Effective Monday April 5, 2021, Purchasing will be meeting by appointment only in their office at the Broome County Office Building.

  • Those in need of assistance should continue to email BCPurchasing@BroomeCounty.US

  • Bid openings will be videotaped and posted to Purchasing's website

  • Bid respondents are to address/deliver RFB/RFP submittals to Broome County Purchasing
     


Mission

The Department of Purchasing is charged with the responsibility of insuring compliance with state law in the area of purchasing, as well as insuring that the county receives quality goods and services at the lowest possible cost.

Therefore, in conjunction with user departments, purchasing and our board of acquisition and contract, attempts are made to seek competitive prices and proposals for as many goods and services as possible.

To this end, where possible and feasible, the acquisition of the competitive prices and/or proposals should be applied to the following:

  1. All supplies, materials and equipment.
  2. All service contracts, including repair and maintenance.
  3. All professional service contracts.
  4. All construction or repair work.

Furthermore, it is county policy that specifications are written in such a way as to encourage competitive bidding. It is the Department of Purchasing's responsibility to see that no prospective bidder is arbitrarily excluded by unreasonable specifications and to solicit bids from as many prospective bidders as possible.



For a list of Contracts open to political subdivisions, click here

 


BROOME COUNTY PURCHASING IS A MEMBER OF THE NEW YORK STATE ASSOCIATION OF MUNICIPAL PURCHASING OFFICERS
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