For purchases up to $2,500, Departments within the County may make purchases directly using a "P-Card", which is a VISA credit card.
For purchases up to $5,000, Departments may make a purchase without a Purchase Order. The vendor must direct invoice the purchaser, and the County will issue the vendor a check. This method is discouraged.
Purchase Orders may be used for making purchases of any amount. Only one quote is required when the purchase amount is less than $5,000. If the purchase amount is between $5,000 and $25,000, then three quotes are obtained by the County (may be requested by phone, fax, or email). For purchases over $25,000, the Central Purchasing Office must obtain the quotes. Purchase Orders are issued by the Purchasing office.