The Department dedicates itself to the procurement of the right goods and services at the right price for the various Town Departments in a timely manner assuring the prudent and economical use of public monies while upholding to all laws and regulations of NYS General Municipal Law and the Town of East Hampton in the process.

The Purchasing Department is authorized to administer all purchasing activities with regard to materials, supplies, services, and equipment. Purchasing’s primary function is to ensure that the Town of East Hampton receives the best possible products and services at the lowest possible cost. The Town of East Hampton will not be responsible for purchases made without prior authorization from the Purchasing Dept.  Goods or services should not be shipped or performed without obtaining a purchase order number.

Rules governing purchasing and contract procedures were established under the concept of open competitive bidding.  Under this system, purchase awards are made to the lowest responsible supplier who meets the Town’s specifications and conditions, and also has the capacity to deliver the service or product.  These specifications and conditions are outlined in bid packages that are available to all interested suppliers.The Town of East Hampton encourages all segments of the business community to participate in its purchasing program.  Minority and women- owned businesses are asked to contact the  Purchasing Department for more information or assistance in participating in the Town’s procurement program.

The Purchasing Department coordinates supplier contracts and supervises the procurement process to ensure compliance with purchasing policies and procedures.