Suppliers will receive a purchase order or notice of contract award from the Purchasing Department authorizing shipment or delivery of goods and/or services. Any vendor who manufactures or delivers an order without a written purchase order or notification of contract award does so at his own risk. The only exception is the rare instance when a purchase order number is issued verbally from the Purchasing Department, which will be followed by a written confirming purchase order.
Note: Only the mayor of Shelby County can sign contracts obligating Shelby County Government. Contracts signed by other county personnel are null and void and do not obligate the county for payment of goods and/or services.