MISSION STATEMENT It is the mission of this office to provide efficient and courteous customer service to the citizens and fellow employees of Franklin County; as we procure goods and services for all County Departments and Agencies at the best price and quality utilizing the most up-to-date resources and techniques, while simultaneously promoting fairness and consistency among vendors
Franklin County Purchasing has under the governance of the Board of Commissioners, the authority and responsibility for the purchases of the County government and serves as the central purchasing agency for the County.
The primary function of the department is to acquire services, supplies, materials and equipment needs for all county offices and agencies.
This process must ensure that procurement activities are in conformance with County Code and County Policy, the needs of the end-users are met, and best price is obtained, while ensuring a fair and open process.
The Purchasing Department is overseen by the Purchasing Director, who serves as the Countys Authorized Purchasing Agent. Additional staff consists of Purchasing Coordinator, who is responsible for Fleet Cards, Credit Card Purchases, Printing requests, Managed Print Statements, Monthly reporting and coordination of overall workflow within office. Also a Purchasing Assistant whose main responsibility is order placement and serves as helpdesk for office, routing calls, mail and visitors.