Several Franklin County department heads are looking to buy new financial management software.

The county commission Tuesday announced it is seeking bids for the software, which will replace the county’s current system which will no longer be supported in about a year.

County Clerk Debbie Door said the county has received a quote from one vendor already, but wants to solicit others “to make sure prices and services are comparable.”

Door said previously that the vendor is a business partner of the current software provider and is offering a new version of the same program at a price of about $35,000, plus $8,300 a year.

County officials still haven’t detailed how they’ll pay for the financial management software, however.

Auditor Tammy Vemmer said last month the county could free up about $65,000 in its current budget using funds allocated to the information technology department for the purchase of new computer servers, or use funds from the county’s reserves and general fund.

Bids will be accepted until July 31.

Specifications are available from Door’s office at 400 E. Locust St., Room 201, Union, MO 63084.