The Purchasing Department is dedicated to providing professional and efficient procurement services and supports the activities of the School District, which includes: education, financial responsibility and community service, through contracting for all commodities and services; by maintaining procedures which foster fair and open competition, inspiring public confidence that all contracts are awarded equitably and economically; and by acquiring the greatest possible value and quality in the services and products purchased, with a timely delivery.
Achievement of Excellence in Procurement
For the tenth consecutive year the School District of Palm Beach County's Purchasing Department has earned the National Procurement Institute's Annual "Achievement of Excellence in Procurement" award.
This award recognizes organizational excellence in public procurement and is presented only to those organizations that demonstrate excellence by obtaining a high score on a rating of benchmark criteria. The program is designed to measure innovation, professionalism, e-procurement, productivity and leadership. The School Board of Palm Beach County is one of only 24 agencies in Florida, and one of only 26 School Districts in the United States and Canada to receive this award.
The School District of Palm Beach County, Florida