County Purchasing Department - Code of Ethics

Welcome to the Comal County Purchasing Office.

Thank you for your desire to do business with Comal County. The Purchasing Office provides procurement services for the Comal County departments and offices.

Comal County has a centralized purchasing operation, which requires the release of purchase orders prior to the delivery of supplies or services over $299.99. The County is not responsible for verbal orders placed by employees outside the Purchasing Department.

We wish to invite all businesses to participate in the bidding/proposal process. The County procures supplies services in several ways.

Procurement Process:

  • Verbal or written quotes for items over $3000.00
  • Formal Bids or Proposals for items over $50,000.00 as required by Local Government Code, Section 262.
  • State contracts and cooperative purchasing agreements. These contracts and agreements meet formal bidding requirements as outlined in the Local Government Code, Sections 262 and 271.

Ramona Womack, CPPO, CPPB
Comal County Purchasing Director

Purchasing Code of Ethics

NIGP Code of Ethics

The Institute believes, and it is a condition of membership, that the following ethical principles should govern the conduct of every person employed by a public sector procurement or materials management organization.

Seeks or accepts a position as head (or employee) only when fully in accord with the professional principles applicable thereto and when confident of possessing the qualifications to serve under those principles to the advantage of the employing organization.

Believes in the dignity and worth of the service rendered by the organization, and the societal responsibilities assumed as a trusted public servant.

Is governed by the highest ideals of honor and integrity in all public and personal relationships in order to merit the respect and inspire the confidence of the organization and the public being served.

Believes that personal aggrandizement or personal profit obtained through misuse of public or personal relationships is dishonest and not tolerable.

Identifies and eliminates participation of any individual in operational situations where a conflict of interest may be involved.

Believes that members of the Institute and its staff should at no time, or under any circumstances, accept directly or indirectly, gifts, gratuities, or other things of value from suppliers, which might influence or appear to influence purchasing decisions.

Keeps the governmental organization informed, through appropriate channels, on problems and progress of applicable operations by emphasizing the importance of the facts.

Resists encroachment on control of personnel in order to preserve integrity as a professional manager.

Handles all personnel matters on a merit basis, and in compliance with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment on the basis of politics, religion, color, national origin, disability, gender, age, pregnancy and other protected characteristics.

Seeks or dispenses no personal favors. Handles each administrative problem objectively and empathetically, without discrimination.

Subscribes to and supports the professional aims and objectives of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc.

 

Copies of the Bid Specifications may be obtained by visiting the Bid Listings section at the bottom of this page.

Sealed bids or inquiries may be mailed to:
Comal County Purchasing Department
Attn: Ramona Womack
1297 Church Hill Drive
New Braunfels, TX 78130

Sealed bids may be hand delivered to:
Comal County Purchasing Department
Attn: Ramona Womack
1297 Church Hill Drive
New Braunfels-Off Loop 337
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