The Purchasing Office is a service-oriented agency for the operating departments of Monroe County’s government.

It is the responsibility of the Purchasing Office to ensure that all procurement activities are conducted in compliance with policies, applicable laws, and regulations in a manner that supports the best interests of the County.


Purchasing facilitates the competitive bid process of bulk purchases by sealed bids, RFPs, and RFQs. It coordinates all associated bids, administers the County’s surplus sales and Purchase Card program to ensure we receive the best items at the best prices.

Vendors interested in bidding on County projects can register online at www.demandstar.com. Notifications are sent to registered vendors when bids are posted on the site. Posted bids include specifications, submission information and deadlines, and contact information.    

Mission Statement

The mission of the Purchasing Office is to provide quality purchasing and contracting support to all county departments in a timely, cost-effective, and professional manner.

As purchasing professionals:

  • We follow a strict code of ethics, avoiding the appearance of and preventing the opportunity for favoritism
  • We seek to maximize the purchasing power of public funds while promoting fair and open competition
  • We strive to create a work environment that demonstrates teamwork, respect, integrity, and honest communication