The purpose of the Purchasing Department is to provide to all internal customers (Hood County departments and their personnel) the best service possible in a fair and equitable manner, to protect the interests of external customers (Hood County taxpayers) in all expenditures, and to ensure an atmosphere of equality to all vendors without regard to undue influence or political pressure.
The Purchasing Department is a member of the administrative team of Hood County. The purchasing administrative team consists of a purchasing agent, assistant purchasing agent, inventory / buyer, and mail clerk.
The Purchasing Department is charged with the responsibility of purchasing all supplies, materials, and equipment required by county departments and contracting all repairs to property. The department is also responsible for all mail and mail-room related needs and services. In addition, it is responsible for the supervision of: