Adopted: January 10, 2018 by the Rye Town Council.

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The goals of the Procurement policy are to provide for sound procurement management processes and procedures; to promote high standards for all business relationships; to promote public policy that is of importance to the Town of Rye (TOR), including environmental stewardship, buying local, and the inclusion of disadvantaged and minority-and women-owned business enterprises (M/WBE) in the procurement process; and to make the purchasing process as competitive and objective as possible.

The objectives of the Procurement Policy are to obtain, on a timely basis, quality products and services as economically as possible, as well as to satisfy the specific needs of the TOR’s various departments. The Procurement Policy is implemented day to day to meet these objectives by the Town's Director of Purchasing. The established purchasing objectives center on the need for efficient and effective operations that are responsive to the TOR’s needs, and practices that promote sound purchasing management that renders the greatest value for the TOR taxpayers’ dollars. With this in mind, the Procurement Policy is charged with accomplishing the following objectives:

• Promote timely procurement of goods and services1 for the daily operation of the TOR;

• Promote prudent spending of the TOR funds by ensuring competition and obtaining maximum value for purchasing dollars spent;

• Promote fair and open competition among vendors in an impartial manner;

• Promote buying practices that encourage ordering materials and services in large quantities and thereby gaining economies of scale;

• Promote environmental stewardship in purchasing;

• Promote the utilization of disadvantaged, M/WBE businesses in purchasing;

• Provide guidance, oversight, and problem resolution to the TOR departments, and ensure compliance with the TOR purchasing policies and procedures;

• Simplify, clarify, and streamline the procurement process of the TOR. Make the purchasing policies and procedures practiced by the TOR as consistent as possible;

• Ensure fair and equitable treatment of all persons/vendors who deal with the TOR;

• Ensure that all interested suppliers understand how to do business with the TOR;

• Maintain liaison with vendors providing goods and services to the TOR, including the resolution of complaints regarding those goods and services;

• Certain financial and proprietary organization data shared in bids and proposals may be treated as confidential by TOR subject to provisions of New York State’s Freedom of Information Law.

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