Debra Carrejo, CPPO, CPPB
Thank you for visiting the County of El Paso Purchasing Department. Our department provides procurement services to all county departments, including control of the informal and formal solicitation process, low-dollar quotation, purchase order creation, inventory control, and asset management and disposal.
In addition to ensuring compliance with all local, state, and federal laws related to the acquisition, the El Paso County Purchasing Department strives to provide the best service to county departments in a fair and equitable manner, ensure fairness in the procurement process, and protect the interests of county taxpayers in all expenditures.
A MESSAGE FROM THE PURCHASING AGENT
Welcome to the County of El Paso Purchasing Department, your first stop in doing business with the County. By law, our department is responsible for buying all materials, supplies, goods, and services used by County departments and offices. All purchases are made according to state, local, and federal requirements, as well as internal policies and procedures. Methods of purchasing include both informal (written quotation) and formal (advertised, sealed) as required by law. In addition to the procurement of goods and services, the Purchasing Department also maintains, tracks, and disposes of County property and fixed assets, as well as management and operations of the print shop and mail room.
Our goal is to provide quality service, timely delivery of supplies, and cost-effective contracts to our internal County departments, while actively engaging suppliers during solicitations for these services, by using currently recognized best-practice purchasing techniques. The County is committed to an open and transparent procurement process and all interested suppliers are invited to participate.
We invite suppliers to learn more about doing business with the County of El Paso by visiting Doing Business with the County and to review the current List of Bids, which includes downloadable documents and award history. Should you require more information about any information listed herein, contact us at 915.546.2048.
Debra Carrejo, CPPO, CPPB
County Purchasing Agent
The El Paso County Purchasing Department serves as part of the statutory checks and balances system for County administration. The Purchasing Agent reports to the County Purchasing Board and is charged with the administration of all purchasing practices and assuring fair and equitable treatment to vendors without regard to political pressure or discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, handicap or sex.
- Formal Solicitations (>$50,000)
- Written Quotations ($50,000 and under)
- Auctions of surplus property
- Cooperative Purchasing Arrangements
- Physical inventory of fixed assets
- Maintaining surplus property warehouse