Purchasing Department

Purchasing Department Mission Statement

The Purchasing Department is responsible for the cost effective procurement of goods and/or services, in a timely fashion and at an acceptable level of quality to support the activities of the Board. Our goal is to achieve best value for money while maintaining a high level of customer service.

The Purchasing Department conducts its activities in a professional and ethical manner, and with regard to environmental concerns. We adhere to all procurement laws, regulations, rules and acts including the Broader Public Sector Procurement Directive.

The Role of the Purchasing Department

Office StaffThe role of the Purchasing Department is to:

  • Deliver a high level of customer service and support to the Board in an efficient and respectful manner
  • Provide advice, direction and information to the Board
  • Ensure goods and services are purchased through a process that is open, fair and transparent
  • Facilitate and manage the competitive bid process
  • Develop, review, assist in managing and administering contracts
  • Participate in cooperative and consortium purchasing initiatives
  • Participate in strategic acquisition
  • Obtain maximum value through innovative buying and application of other purchasing strategies
  • Sourcing and market research
  • Monitor vendor performance
  • Vendor relationship and development initiatives
  • Consider life-cycle activities from acquisition to end-of-use
  • Maintain the highest professional, ethical and moral business practices
  • Demonstrate environmental stewardship and consider the environmental impact of all purchase recommendations