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    About Us

    The Purchasing Department is a member of the administrative services team of Tarrant County. The county Purchasing Agent is charged with the responsibility of assuring fair and equitable treatment to all vendors without regard to political pressure or discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, handicap or sex.

    In addition, the Purchasing Agent serves as the County's DBE Officer and is active in certification efforts locally.

    To assist the Purchasing Agent, an Assistant Purchasing Agent and a professional staff of Contract Administrators, Senior Buyers, Buyers, Computer Programs Manager, along with a top notch clerical staff have been assembled. In addition to solicitation of formal sealed bids, requests for proposals, and quotations, this team is responsible for:

    • Auctions of surplus property
    • Cooperative Purchasing Arrangements
    • Physical inventory of fixed assets
    • Maintaining surplus property warehouse
    • HUB Program

    STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

    • Provide the best service possible to all County departments in a fair and equitable manner
    • Ensure an atmosphere of equality to all vendors without regard to undue influence or political pressures
    • Protect the interests of the Tarrant County taxpayers in all expenditures

    WHY WE ARE HERE

    It is the duty of this department to furnish supplies, equipment and services, when needed, to the various departments in the required quality and quantity, at the best possible price. This is accomplished by standardization, competitive bidding on the basis of adequate specifications --whenever practical, and cooperative purchasing.

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