Mission Statement

The Office of Purchasing supports the functions of the county operations by providing procurement services and processes that meet all state statutes and county ordinances in the completion of quality acquisitions and contract.

FY 2015-2016 Accomplishments

Formal Solicitations and Contracts

  • The Office of Purchasing prepared and advertised 107 Formal Solicitations for contracts in excess of $50,000 broken down as:
    • Invitations to Bid - 69
    • Requests for Proposals - 20
    • Engineering Selections - 15
    • Qualifications Search - 3

Policy and Procedure changes

  • Posting of Intended Single Source Selections procedure was put into place in 2015.  A total of six postings were completed.

Community Outreach

  • The Office of Purchasing participated or hosted in the following outreach programs for Vendors in Escambia County:
    • Reverse Trade Show - 2015 Gulf Coast Chapter of NIGP
    • MatchMaker – Florida DMS/UWF - Office of Supplier Diversity


Total solicitations were prepared and advertised


Invitations to bid were advertised


Requests for proposals were advertised