Who Buys for the County

General Guidelines

Lucas County has a centralized purchasing function that follows these guidelines:
  • The Purchasing Department is the authority for all purchases above $1,000 - employees outside the Department do not have the authority to commit County funds in excess of $1,000
  • The Purchasing Department does not make any purchases for Children Services Board, Board of Elections, Board of Mental Retardation, etc.
  • Vendors shall not make sales to County employees without a purchase order unless approval is given by the Purchasing Department
  • The Purchasing Department acts as liaison between vendors and the County