A delivery normally must be made in the exact quantity called for on the purchase order. Partial deliveries, however, are required and accepted in some instances. The County will make payment on partial deliveries if one of the following conditions apply:
- A contract for the supply of goods, commodities, or contractual services extends over a period of months
- A discount is offered on the partial shipment
In most other instances the County will withhold payment on partial shipments until the vendor completes the full delivery of the quantity called for on the purchase order.
In the case of any partial delivery, the shipping ticket and invoices must indicate the quantity being delivered and not the quantity ordered by the County. The quantity backordered should be shown in the appropriate column, clearly marked.