Departments


Chateaugay Lake
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Purchasing/Bids

Denise Russell, Asst. Purchasing Agent

355 West Main Street
Suite 456
Malone, NY 12953-1826
518-481-1695
518-483-0141
Description:

     Purchasing is a term used to describe the activity of obtaining materials, supplies and equipment, which are required for the operation of county business. This is accomplished through the administration of a purchasing process that fosters competition, impartiality and openness.
     The term purchasing is perceived by many as another word for "buying." While this is true, public purchasing is a comprehensive program that also includes the purchase of equipment and supplies, inventory management, disposition of surplus property, and execution of contracts for various needed services.

     The money the County, a public agency, spends is not our own and does not belong to any department. Public monies are provided in trust by our taxpayers and we are only the trustees. The public expects us to spend these monies wisely and solely in the ultimate support of our mission. Further, the source of the funds does not alter purchasing requirements.

     Purchasing is governed by General Municipal Law Sections 103 and 104.

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Officials:
Denise E Russell ()
Phone: 518-481-1695
FAQs:
How do I bid on goods or services that the County needs?
The County has many state, federal, and other competitive contracts that it can use, but there are some goods and services where the County has a need to release their own request for sealed bids. These bids will be advertised in two local newspapers as they become available, and many of them are available in the document section below during the period between the release date and opening date. They are included here for your review, but you are encouraged to get them directly from the Purchasing Department to ensure that your name is documented in the procurement record. This will ensure that you will receive a copy of the complete set of documents including any addenda that have been issued.
Documents:
MILK BID #18-0131-1 (PDF - 536.3 KB)
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