To provide cost-effective, quality goods and services for all County Departments in accordance with public procurement guidelines established by the Board of Commissioners. This responsibility includes the evaluation and standardization of goods and services, the disposition of obsolete or surplus goods, and providing equal opportunities for vendors.
Kent County Purchasing is a division of the Fiscal Services Department. The Purchasing Division's primary responsibility is to procure goods and services for the departments of Kent County in a timely, efficient, and cost-effective manner while complying with the federal, state and local law as well as the policies of the Board of Commissioners.
The Division operates with the best interest of the tax-paying public in mind and is held to the highest professional standards and ethics. The National Association of Purchasing Managers (NAPM) lists 12 standards that purchasing professionals should follow. The Kent County Purchasing Division adheres to these standards as well as the policies established by the Board of Commissioners.
The Division encourages broad-based participation through a fair and open competitive process.