Procurement

Rockingham County strives to provide for the fair and equitable treatment of all persons involved in public purchasing by the County, to maximize the purchasing value of public funds in procurement, and to provide safeguards for maintaining a procurement system of quality and integrity.

The Finance Director is the County's official purchasing agent and the Finance Department is responsible for managing all procurement for Rockingham County.    

Rockingham County uses a variety of methods to purchase goods and services.  Each one is designed to optimize competition and get the most value from public funds.  See the table  below for the different procurement methods used by the County and thresholds for which they are used.

For a list of all Bid Postings, Awarded Solicitations and Rockingham County's Procurement Policy please see the left sidebar of this page.

Types of Goods/Services Lower Dollar Limit Upper Dollar Limit Procurement Required
Small Purchases $0 $5,000 Competitive Bidding Procedures not required
Small Purchases $5,000 $30,000 Competitive Quotes (minimum of 3)
All Goods and Services $30,000 N/A Competitive Sealed Bidding or Competitive Negotiation
Professional Services $30,000 N/A Competitive Negotiation