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The Purchasing Department is responsible for the procurement of materials, supplies, and services for all Schenectady County Departments with the objective of obtaining, in a timely manner, the best quality products and services for the best price or best value.  These goals are achieved in accordance with New York State General Municipal Law 103 and 104b and County Laws as applicable. 

Purchasing is responsible for initiating and maintaining effective and professional relationships with vendors and the various County Department employees, and to serve as the primary channel through which all requests for County purchases and price quotations are handled.

USPS mail and interoffice mail are handled through the Purchasing Department.

This site provides information to individuals and companies on Purchasing Policies and Procedures. There are links to our vendor registration site, current bidding opportunities, and previously awarded pricing. The Supplier Handbook will guide interested vendors through the process of doing business with the County. County Departments and municipalities will be able to view the Schenectady County Purchasing Procedures Manual, current awarded pricing and links to NYS and other relevant websites. We hope you find this Web Site a useful tool in keeping in touch with what the Purchasing Department is doing, and we welcome your suggestions

Purchasing Policy

Disadvantaged Business Program Information

The purchasing office can be reached from Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (3:30 PM in July and August). Vendors are asked to schedule any meetings ahead of time at a mutually convenient time.

Bids must be MAILED in a SEALED, accurately, LABELED envelope identifying the bid name, number, and opening date/time to: 

Schenectady County Purchasing
620 State Street, 2nd Floor
Schenectady, NY 12305

Questions regarding procurement or bids, or requests for bid documents may be submitted using the Information Request Form.