The Purchasing Division of the Finance Department of Washtenaw County has the responsibility to review specifications, establish terms and conditions, issue bid solicitations, and procure goods and services required for the operation of the County Government.
Each buyer is responsible for a subset of commodities, as listed below.
The Purchasing Division utilizes several different methods of acquisition. The selection depends on the type of product or service requested. The purpose is for standardization of types and methods of bid solicitations and applies to all purchases.
To provide guidance and definition of the different acquisition methods and documents used by Washtenaw County in procurement of all goods and services.
The Freedom of Information Act entitles the public to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts of public officials and public employees. Public records may be viewed and/or copied upon request.
Rules surrounding the use of purchase orders, bids and quotes when doing business with the County.
Washtenaw County is utilizing a regional bid notification system created exclusively for the Tri-County Purchasing Cooperative under the Michigan Intergovernmental Trade Network (MITN) e-procurement initiative.
Washtenaw County is actively engaged in recycling and sustainability. The Board of Commissioners has recognized the value of this and has established a committee to implement, and further efforts in this field.