Purchasing Services provides County departments with procurement services. The County Purchasing Agent is responsible for implementing Board of Supervisors policies pertaining to County procurement. Purchasing staff are charged with ensuring that the County's process is fair, competitive, efficient, and conducted under clear ethical guidelines.
The Board of Supervisors delegates the authority to procure all goods and services to the County Purchasing Agent. This authority is then delegated to specific buyers by commodity classification. Purchasing staff ensure that proper safeguards are in place for maintaining a procurement system of quality and integrity by providing procurement support, training, and oversight. As a regional leader in public procurement, Purchasing Services seeks to set the example and build opportunities for cooperative purchasing to ensure public funds are expended in a manner that provides maximum benefit to the taxpayers of San Luis Obispo County.