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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Phone: 757-890-3680   TDD: 757-890-3621   

Central Purchasing

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PO Box 532
120 Alexander Hamilton Blvd.
(Second floor - Room 207)
Yorktown, VA 23690-0532
Phone: 757-890-3680
TDD: 757-890-3621
FAX: 757-890-4019
Office Hours:     
8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. M-F

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T. W. (Tom) Sawyer, Purchasing AgentT. W. (Tom) Sawyer is the Purchasing Agent for the County and the York County School Division.  The Central Purchasing Office provides procurement of goods and services for all offices, agencies and Boards of the two entities. The purpose of the consolidation of purchasing functions for both organizations is to realize cost savings , to standardize procedures to achieve County-wide consistency in purchasing policy and vendor/supplier relations, and to dispose of surplus property. 

Mr. Sawyer obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration at St. Leo College while employed as the Director of the Central Warehouse for the City of Hampton and Hampton City Schools.  He worked for the City of Newport News as Assistant Purchasing Agent until 1984  when he was hired by York County to operate the Purchasing function.  He holds lifetime certificates as a Certified Public Purchasing Buyer  and a Certified Public Purchasing Officer  from the Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council. 

Call me at 757-890-3680 or Email Me

Central Purchasing buys goods and services for all offices, agencies and boards within York County and the York County School Division. The purpose is to:

  • buy goods and services at the least cost and in a timely manner, consistent with County policy.

  • realize cost savings from consolidation of purchasing actions for both organizations.

  • standardize procedures for County-wide consistency in procurement policy and vendor/supplier relations.

  • provide for the sale or disposal of surplus property for the County and School Division.

Central Purchasing is a member of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) and the Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing (VAGP).

CURRENT and Historical Solicitations (IFB / RFP / RFQ) are here

Note that public solicitations for the County of York and the York County School Division (YCSD) are also regularly published on the Commonwealth of Virginia's eVA website. 


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