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Purchasing Department

Welcome to the Palm Beach County Purchasing Department's web site. The mission of the Purchasing Department is to provide all County Department’s under the Board of County Commissioners with: (i) procurement services in accordance with the Purchasing Code, and with federal, state and local laws, where applicable; (ii) central warehouse services and basic operating supplies at a reasonable cost; and (iii) timely and efficient courier and mail services.

The Purchasing Department procures all non-construction related goods and services, as well as all good and services not exempt from the Purchasing Code that are valued at $5,000 or greater. County Departments have the authority to procure goods and services valued less than $5,000 through a decentralized purchasing process. The procurement of goods and services is accomplished through various methods including, but not limited to, Invitations for Bid (IFB), Requests for Proposal (RFP), Requests for Quotation (RFQ), and Requests for Submittal (RFS).

Other services provided by the Purchasing Department include the provision of a central warehouse facility that provides a centralized shipping, receiving, and storage operation for County Departments; a County store that provides basic operating supplies at a reasonable cost; and, courier and mail service that delivers interdepartmental and U.S. Mail to all County Departments.

In order to do business with the County, vendors are required to: (i) create a Vendor Registration Account OR (ii) activate an existing Vendor Registration Account through the Purchasing Department's Vendor Self Service (VSS) system, which can be accessed at

In order for the County to make payment to a vendor, the vendor must have the following correct information, to date, in its VSS Vendor Registration Account: (i) Vendor's Legal Name; (ii) Vendor's Addresses; and (iii) Vendor's TIN/FEIN.

Please use our web site as a resource for obtaining useful information about the Purchasing Department and for receiving updated information regarding business opportunities with the County.

Vendors may receive payment from the County by Credit Card. If interested, please contact the Palm Beach County Office of the Clerk & Comptroller at or 561-355-3295.

NOTE:  CONSTRUCTION AND CCNA PROJECTS - The Purchasing Department does not issue solicitations for construction-related projects or CCNA (engineering and architectural) services. Vendors interested in Construction or CCNA related opportunities should contact the following County Departments: (i) Facilities Development & Operations (561) 233-0200; (ii) Engineering & Public Works (561) 684-4000; (iii) Water Utilities (561) 493-6000; (iv) Environmental Resources Management (561) 233-2400; or (v) Airports (561) 471-7462