Purchasing Services

Who We Are

The Purchasing Services Department is responsible for the procurement of materials, equipment, supplies, construction, and services required by various departments and offices as governed by the Board of Commissioners of Cowlitz County. 

What We Do

Purchasing Services administers policies and programs that result in procurement of goods and services in the most efficient and cost effective way, ensuring public funds are spent legally and responsibly. Purchasing Services follows a strict code of ethics that promotes fair and open competition and provides safeguards for maintaining a procurement system of quality and integrity. 

Purchasing Services provides assistance in a number of areas, including:

  • PeopleSoft 9.2 Purchasing Module
  • US Bank Pcard Program
  • Enterprise EFleet
  • Surplus Property and Sales
  • Requests for Proposals, Invitations to Bid, and Requests for Qualifications
  • Contract Negotiation, Review, and Evaluation
  • Vendor List and Small Works Roster

Helpful Links

The Daily News Legal Notices
Board of County Commissioners Meeting Agendas
Frequently Asked Questions
Small Works Roster