The Maricopa County
Procurement Code was originally adopted by the Maricopa County Board of
Supervisors in March of 1987 under the authority provided in A.R.S.
41-2501.C. which states "All political subdivisions and other local
public agencies of this state may adopt all or any part of this chapter
and the rules adopted pursuant to this chapter." The Maricopa County
Procurement Code defines the procurement and contractual requirements
for County expenditures.
Quality of Services
The Maricopa County Office of Procurement Services provides innovative, cost-effective, and quality services to County Agencies through a strategic and systematic approach to procurement so they can get the right product at the right time at the right price. County procurement will be carried out with integrity, transparency and accountability in a manner that secures best value for public money.
Codes, Staff, Processes
In 1987 the County adopted a modified version of the State of Arizona Procurement Code (ARS Title 41). The code is patterned after the American Bar Association's Model Procurement Code, originally developed in 1979, the ABA Code helped create transparent, competitive, and reliable processes by which billions of dollars in public funds are expended. The Maricopa County Procurement Code (MCPC) is intended for anyone involved in the county supply chain. This includes procurement staff, business and contract administrators, suppliers, and sub-contractors. It is a statement of good practice that provides mutual benefit for all parties. It encourages all participants to work together openly and cooperatively.