Purchasing and Contracts
1653 Blaise Dr.
Brooksville, FL 34601
Phone (352) 754-4020
Fax (352) 754-4199
Purchasing and Contracts is responsible for the purchase of products and services for all departments under the Board of County Commissioners. We issue purchase orders and contracts and assure compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations. Our procurement process is operated in accordance with Hernando County Purchasing Policies and Procedures, Hernando County Ordinance, Florida Statutes, the Florida Sunshine Law and Cone of Silence to ensure fairness, competition and best value.
Our mission is to maximize the purchasing value of public funds in procurement; to provide safeguards for maintaining a procurement system of quality and integrity; and to provide for fair and equitable treatment of all persons involved.
Staff members are both national and local members of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP)
As procurement professionals, we follow the guiding principles below established through NIGP.
Ethics: Doing the right thing. This value is essential to deserve the public's trust.
Impartiality: Unbiased decision making and actions. This value is essential to ensure fairness for the public good.
Accountability: Taking ownership and being responsible to all stakeholders for our actions. This value is essential to preserve the public trust and protect the public interest.
Professionalism: Easily accessible and understandable policies and processes. This value is essential to demonstrate responsible use of public funds.
Service: Obligation to assist stakeholders. This value is essential to support the public good.
Transparency: Easily accessible and understandable policies and processes. This value is essential to demonstrate responsible use of public funds.