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Purchasing

Thank you for your interest in doing business with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. The two main points of contact for doing business with our agency are the CCSO Purchasing Section and the CCSO Civil Unit. You can visit that page under the resources tab. 

The main objective of the Clay County Sheriff’s Office Purchasing Section is the acquisition of quality goods and services at the lowest cost. We are constantly seeking new sources of supply. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office welcomes your participation in these efforts and promises to treat all vendors fairly.

Pursuant to State Statutes 274,705 and 932, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office periodically offers for sale to the general public unclaimed lost/abandoned property, unclaimed evidence, seized property and surplus equipment.

 The agency reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to accept only bids that in its best judgment are in the best interest of the county and/or the sheriff’s office. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office uses the services of the auction company Public Surplus. You can view available auction items by visiting the Public Surplus website.

Once a need is identified, acquisitions made through the Clay County Sheriff’s Office require competitive quotes or bids and approvals prior to issuance of a purchase order or contract. A purchase order is the primary means of procurement.

Vendors should always make certain that a purchase order has been issued before making deliveries of service or merchandise or incurring any expenses with the exception of emergency situations.

To become a Vendor with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, companies must complete a Vendor Registration Form as well as provide a copy of their completed W-9.  Once the form is completely filled out and signed, please email a copy along with your completed W-9 to Purchasing@claysheriff.com.

All bids and request for proposals (RFPs) are advertised in a newspaper of county wide distribution for at least two consecutive weeks, with the last ad at least 10 days prior to the RFP closing date.

All bids and RFPs must be submitted in a sealed envelope and identified as indicated in the specifications and delivered by mail or personally. All bids will be opened publicly on the date and time indicated in the specifications. Bids received after the specified date and time will not be eligible.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is exempt from the payment of all federal excise taxes and sales taxes of the state of Florida. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office DR-14 from the State of Florida Department of Revenue is available at CCSO Consumer’s Certificate of Exemption.

Public purchasing officials are required to maintain high standards of ethics and conduct and maintain complete independence and impartiality in dealings with vendors, both in fact and in appearance, in order to preserve the integrity of the competitive process and to ensure there is public confidence that contracts are awarded equitably and economically. The following are excerpts from Chapter 112, Part III, Florida Statutes, Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees.

Section 112.3(2), Florida Statutes, states: Solicitation or Acceptance of Gifts
No public officer, employee of an agency, or candidate for nomination or election shall solicit or accept anything of value to the recipient, including a gift, loan, reward, promise of future employment, favor or service, based upon any understanding that the vote, official action, or judgment of the public officer, employee or candidate would be influenced thereby.

Section 112.313(4), Florida Statutes, state: Unauthorized Compensation
No public officer or employee of an agency or his spouse or minor child shall, at any time, accept any compensation, payment, or thing of value when such public officer or employee knows, or, with the exercise of reasonable care, should know, that it was given to influence a vote or other action in which the officer or employee was expected to participate in his official capacity.

In order to avoid the possibility of any misunderstandings regarding compliance with the law and regarding any appearance of impropriety relative to the competitive process for awarding contracts, it is respectfully requested that vendors refrain from offering anything of value to staff of the sheriff’s office.

If you would like to be added to our vendor list or have any questions, please email purchasing@claysheriff.com and include your business name, product and contact information.