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Niagara County Purchasing Division

Location Philo J. Brooks County Office Building
1st Floor
59 Park Avenue
Lockport, NY 14094
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Telephone: (716) 439-7200
Fax: (716) 439-7205
E-Mail: mailto:purchasing@niagaracounty.com

Purchasing

The Budget and Management Department administers the purchasing function for Niagara County. This includes the procurement of materials, supplies, equipment, and services.

The Purchasing Division assures that the County is provided with the highest quality goods and services in the most cost-effective way possible. We achieve this by utilizing Sealed Bid, Request for Proposal and Quoting procedures. While Purchasing does not provide services directly to the public, the use of good procurement practices and the wise expenditure of taxpayer dollars indirectly benefits all.

The Purchasing Division operates in accordance with New York State Procurement Law 103 and 104b and the monetary values established by the Niagara County Legislature.

Finally, Purchasing has been assigned the responsibility of the inventory control and appraisal of County property for purposes of fixed assets. We are responsible for the storage, disposal of surplus, obsolete, defective county equipment and material through the use of a public bidding process and auction.

In summary, the Niagara County Purchasing Division has many roles. Some of these are providing end users with expertise on the procurement process; serving as an advisor and assisting management and county departments with spending questions, and providing knowledge of municipal procurement requirements.

Niagara County Purchasing acts as a monitor ("watch-dog") of county purchases to ensure procurement laws and county policies are met.