Reviewed Date: 08/07/2020
When necessary, the purchasing agent may have all deliveries of supplies, materials, equipment, or contractual services inspected to be sure their performance meets specifications made in an order or contract.
The purchasing agent may also require chemical and physical tests of materials submitted with bids and delivery samples or after products have been delivered. These tests may be necessary to be sure the quality of materials meets the desired standards. When performing such tests, the purchasing agent may use the facilities of any outside lab.