For purchases up to $1,500, 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.
For purchases over $1,500, a Purchase Order should be issued. Only one quote is required when the purchase amount is less than $5,000. If the purchase amount is between $5,000 and $10,000, then three quotes are obtained by the County (may be requested by phone, fax, or email). For purchases over $10,000, the Central Purchasing Office must obtain the quotes. Purchase Orders are issued by the Purchasing office.