Karen R. Luther, CPPO - Director of Purchasing
Washington County Administration Building
100 West Washington Street, Room 320
Hagerstown, Maryland, 21740-4748
Phone: (240) 313-2330, Fax: (240) 313-2331
TTY users may call any government office through
the Maryland Relay Service, 1-800-735-2258.
Hours: 7:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday.
Purchasing Staff (click for Bios & Email):
Buyer, Rick Curry, CPPO
Procurement Specialist II, Brandi Naugle, CPPB
Procurement Specialist I, Tina Wilson, CPPB
Procurement Technicians: Joanne Morgan and Rachael McCarty
Senior Office Associate: Janie Thompson
The Washington County Purchasing Department
is responsible for procuring all goods and services
required by Washington County Government
(excluding Washington County Public Schools,
Hagerstown Community College and the Washington
County Library unless bidding cooperatively.)
The department’s office is located at the Washington County Administration Building, 100 West Washington Street, Third Floor, Room 320, Hagerstown, Maryland, 21740-4748, and reports through the Director of Purchasing to the Chief Financial Officer of Budget & Finance.
The Purchasing Department administers the procurement of architectural and engineering services and construction for capital projects. Excluded are some projects, i.e. roads and bridges; these are administered by the County’s Division of Engineering & Construction Management.
Vendor contact with other County departments is to be made through the Purchasing Department.
Washington County employees adhere to the County’s Ethics Ordinance as adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County, Maryland. In addition, the Purchasing Department subscribes to the Code of Ethics of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. and is a member of the Maryland Public Purchasing Association, Inc.
The Purchasing Department’s Mission is to provide the highest quality procurement services to all customers in the most efficient and fiscally responsible manner in accordance with all applicable laws, policies, rules, and regulations to assist the County in supporting and strengthening individual and community self-reliance and responsibility.
Our vision is to create internal / external customer satisfaction by providing value and efficiency to each purchase request while adhering to County policy, state law, and sound business practices.
The primary objectives of a first-class procurement organization extend beyond the traditional belief that procurement’s primary role is to obtain goods and services in response to internal needs. These primary objectives include:
- Support operational requirements
- Manage the purchasing and contracting process equitably, efficiently, and effectively
- Develop strong relationships with other functional groups and stakeholders
- Support organizational goals and objectives
The Purchasing Department is committed to the fair, equitable, and timely acquisition of goods and services for the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County, Maryland and to cultivating an ethical and professional environment. Using technology, competition, and best practices, we strive to bring the greatest value to the County and its residents in an efficient and cost-effective manner. The Department embraces the Values and Guiding Principles of Public Procurement, which are:
- Professional Service