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Description of Office Continued

The Procurement Director serves as the County Purchasing Agent and is appointed for a two-year term by the Purchasing Board, which consists of three district judges, the county judge and one commissioner. The Nueces County Procurement Director is Michael Robinson.  As the Purchasing Agent, he coordinates activities involved in procuring goods and services and carries out the functions prescribed by law in regard to county purchases and contracts. The purchasing agent advertises, receives and reviews all competitive sealed bids, issues and approves purchase orders and directs the sales of surplus materials, supplies and equipment sold at the county's public auction.

The Purchasing department is responsible for:

Bids & Contracts

The Purchasing Department handles a wide variety of bids and contracts including services, construction and special projects. See bid packages for details and a full description of bid submittal procedures. Specifications are available in the Purchasing Office during regular working hours from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM or call 361-888-0426. Specifications may be viewed online at: www.publicpurchase.com.

On-Site Supply Room

The Purchasing Department oversees a supply room that consists of office supplies and janitorial items used in the performance of county business and services all elected and appointed officials, all county departments including eight district courts, five county courts at law, nine justice of the peace offices, five constable offices and both the sheriff's office and jail.

Inventory Control

Consists of the physical inventories of fixed and moveable assets assigned to all county departments. Fixed and moveable assets include vehicles, heavy equipment, the radio system, telephonic equipment, furniture, office equipment and computers. Inventory control also assists in preparing inventory cards, providing maintenance and repairs for some equipment and coordinating the sale of surplus materials, supplies and equipment for the County auction.