Department of Finance Purchasing Policies
The Weakley County purchasing process begins with the request and acceptance of written purchase requisitions submitted by the departments or county officials to the Department of Finance. Budget appropriations are verified before authorizing and issuance of the purchase order.
Upon positive appropriations, the purchase order is issued. The item or service is placed on order by the requesting party. Upon satisfactory delivery of the item or completion of the job - the county official or department head submits the approved invoices for payment. Payment is issued for the invoices by the Department of Finance utilizing county warrants.
During 2011-2012 fiscal year 2,863 purchase orders were issued.
As the purchasing agent, the Director of Finance issues all formal and informal bids. Weakley County's bid limit is $10,000 for any item, service, or contract. Thirty-nine formal bids were issued during the 11-12 Fiscal Year.