Lucas County has a centralized purchasing function that follows these guidelines:
- The Purchasing Department is the authority for all purchases above $1,000 - employees outside the Department do not have the authority to commit County funds in excess of $1,000
- The Purchasing Department does not make any purchases for Children Services Board, Board of Elections, Board of Mental Retardation, etc.
- Vendors shall not make sales to County employees without a purchase order unless approval is given by the Purchasing Department
- The Purchasing Department acts as liaison between vendors and the County