Hamilton County Purchasing is continuing essential public functions while focusing on keeping employees and residents safe. As our building opens back up to the public, we encourage you to practice the social distancing requirements when entering. Any person entering the building will be required to wear a mask while they are in the building. Bid openings will be conducted with every person 6 feet apart, however, bid results will be available within 24 hours of the bid opening and Purchasing staff will send you the bid results as soon as possible, so we encourage you to not attend, if possible. We will continue to keep employees and residents safe. Thank you.

The Purchasing Department is responsible for competitive purchasing in Hamilton County, with the exception of the Public Library, Drake Center Inc., the Park District and the Engineers capital projects.

Each department requisitions items. Purchasing is responsible for placing these items with the appropriate vendors taking into account the regulations regarding competitive bidding. The Purchasing Division also handles the sales of surplus equipment.



The mission of the Hamilton County Purchasing Department is to educate and provide assistance and direction to the Administrators, Vendors, and Community through all phases of the procurement process. Our goal is to be proactively concerned about our customers' needs in a manner that adds value and builds respect for the continued growth of the current and future relationships.