Purchasing-Procurement limits

Pursuant to the rules and regulations governing the Office of the Sullivan County Purchasing Agent, the dollar limits indicated below are applicable to all commodities/services purchases, unless otherwise exempted. All procurement requests authorized by the Sullivan County Purchasing Agent are processed in synchronization by the appropriate procurement officer(s).

If the amount of purchase is less than $500

    • Can be purchased in open market wherever available

If the amount of purchase is between $500 and $4,999

    • Requires written, phone and/or faxed competitive priced proposals, bids and/or priced quotes solicited by procurement officers to qualified vendors (minimum of 3, if available)
    • Requires tabulation of all transactions for permanent records

If the amount of purchase is $5,000 or above

    • Requires written, sealed competitive priced proposals, bids and/or priced quotes
    • Requires newspaper advertisement
    • Requires PUBLIC OPENING
    • Requres tabulation of all transactions for permanent records