New Jail Site Preparations

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 2016-2017 Accomplishments

  • Solicitations
    • Invitations to Bid – 60
    • Request for Proposal – 14
    • Request for Qualifications – 2
    • Request for Letters of Interest (Architect & Engineering Services) – 11
    • Purchase Orders Issued – 1,545 for a total of $120,746,253
  • Vehicle / Equipment Purchases
    • 15 vehicles
    • 8 pieces of construction-type equipment
  • Accomplishments
    • PD 16-17.004, Design-Build Services for the new county correctional facility, the largest public works project ever advertised by Escambia County. Originally budgeted for $143,000,000, the firm recommended for award base price was $128,609,505.
    • Roads
      • Two dirt road paving solicitations issued and awarded
      • Three bridge replacements
      • One road widening and drainage project
    • Quietwater Beach Ferry Landing | Waterside
    • As a result of the tornado in the Town of Century, many homes were destroyed. A solicitation for replacement homes resulted in the recommendation to award a contract to replace these homes.
    • A $5 million solicitation for expansion of the Perdido Landfill was advertised and awarded, expanding the life of the landfill.
  • Participated in or hosted in the following outreach programs for vendors in Escambia County:
    • Escambia County Cares Community Resource Expo, outreach to small, local and minority businesses
    • How to Do Business with our Local Government with the Gulf Coast African American Chamber of Commerce
    • How to Do Business with Escambia County with University of West Florida SBDC


In purchase orders issued


Invitations to bid were advertised


Vehicles & large equipment purchased