Marc Rider, Director of Purchasing
244 Fair St - 3rd Floor
Kingston, NY 12401
The Purchasing Department is responsible for the procurement of materials, supplies, and services for all Ulster County Departments with the objective of obtaining the best quality products and services for the best price, and in a timely manner. Purchasing is responsible for initiating and maintaining effective and professional relationships with vendors and the various County Department employees, and to serve as the primary channel through which all requests for County purchases and price quotations are handled. USPS mail and interoffice mail as well as overnight shipping are handled through the Purchasing Department.
Our experienced staff members belong to both the New York State Association of Municipal Purchasing Officials (SAMPO) and the National Institute of Government Purchasing (NIGP).
This site provides information to individuals and companies on Purchasing Policies and Procedures. There are links to our vendor registration site, current bidding opportunities, and previously awarded pricing. The Supplier Handbook will guide interested vendors through the process of doing business with the County. County Departments and municipalities will be able to view the Ulster County Purchasing Procedures Manual, current awaded pricing and links to NYS and other relevant websites.
We hope you find this Web Site a useful tool in keeping in touch with what the Purchasing Department is doing, and we welcome your suggestions and comments.