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Purchasing Department

Centralized Purchasing

The Washington County Purchasing Department is responsible for procuring all goods and services required by Washington County Government (excluding Washington County Public Schools, Hagerstown Community College and the Washington County Library unless bidding cooperatively).

The department’s office is located at the Washington County Administration Building, 100 West Washington Street, Third Floor, Room 3200, Hagerstown, Maryland, 21740-4748, and reports through the Director of Purchasing to the Chief Financial Officer of Budget & Finance.

The Purchasing Department administers the procurement of architectural and engineering services and construction for capital projects. Excluded are some projects, i.e. roads and bridges; these are administered by the County’s Division of Engineering & Construction Management.

Vendor contact with other County departments is to be made through the Purchasing Department.

Mission

Our Mission is to provide the highest quality procurement services to all customers in the most efficient and fiscally responsible manner in accordance with all applicable laws, policies, rules, and regulations to assist the County in supporting and strengthening individual and community self-reliance and responsibility.

Vision

Our vision is to create internal/external customer satisfaction by providing value and efficiency to each purchase request while adhering to County policy, state laws, and sound business practice.

Values

The primary objectives of a first-class procurement organization extend beyond the traditional belief that procurement’s primary role is to obtain goods and services in response to internal needs. These primary objectives include:

  • Support operational requirements
  • Manage the purchasing and contracting process equitably, efficiently, and effectively
  • Develop strong relationships with other functional groups and stakeholders
  • Support organizational goals and objectives

The Purchasing Department is committed to the fair, equitable, and timely acquisition of goods and services for the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County, Maryland and to cultivating an ethical and professional environment. Using technology, competition, and best practices, we strive to bring the greatest value to the County and its residents in an efficient and cost-effective manner. The Department embraces the Values and Guiding Principles of Public Procurement, which are:

  • Accountability
  • Ethics
  • Impartiality
  • Professional Service
  • Transparency

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Purchasing Department

Washington County Administration Complex
100 West Washington Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Room 3200

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Phone: (240) 313-2330
Fax: (240) 313-2331

TTY users may call any government office through the Maryland Relay Service 1-800-735-2258

Liberal Leave is in effective for Washington County Government

LIBERAL LEAVE IS IN EFFECT FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY GOVERNMENT

Liberal leave is in effect for all non-essential personal on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, until noon. Essential personnel are expected to fulfill their duties as usual.

The starting time for today’s Board of County Commissioners meeting will be reevaluated at 9:00 am.

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