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Mission Statement

Procurement Services provides goods and services of the highest quality and value to meet the district goals.

Purpose

Procurement Services is dedicated to providing the highest quality goods and services at the best value through competitive pricing while protecting the integrity of district funds and adhering to policies and procedures. We strive to maintain fair and equitable treatment of all vendors and to provide quality customer service while facilitating the district's goals of academic achievement, constant innovation, employee professionalism, and operational efficiency.

Introduction

Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) Procurement Services Department welcomes you to our site. This site is designed to simplify interactions between the public and Procurement Services and to provide a user-friendly Internet portal where vendors can register; receive policy information; download bids, proposals, and award notifications.

 

Procurement Services is located at the Orange County Public Schools Educational Leadership Center (ELC) located at 445 W. Amelia St., Orlando, Florida.

Appointments to discuss products and services are recommended. Please call 407-317-3988 to schedule an appointment. Click here to view the list of commodities and contact persons who can discuss the District’s needs and specific requirements.

We invite all businesses to participate in Orange County Public School’s purchasing process.

Ethics and Lobbying Policy

For the purpose of fostering public trust and confidence in government, the School Board of Orange County has enacted an Ethics and Lobbying Policy.  The policy provides guidance on the ethical standards expected of all OCPS Employees responsible for procuring, contracting and managing business and contractual relationships with outside parties on behalf of OCPS.
 
The School Board is committed to conducting business in an ethical, open and transparent manner, so citizens of Orange County can have the utmost confidence in an institution that educates and impacts the lives of each and every Orange County resident.
 
The policy is effective July 1, 2012. It will be the responsibility of all vendors to become familiar with this policy and ensure its compliance.  
 
Code Of Ethics

 

Purchasing professionals must have a highly developed sense of professional ethics to protect their own and their institution’s reputation for fair dealing. To strengthen ethical awareness, and to provide guidelines for staff, Procurement Services promotes the following code of ethics:

  • Give first consideration to the objectives and policies of OCPS, while striving to obtain the maximum value for each dollar of expenditures.
  • Shall not engage in unscrupulous practices and misrepresentations; recognizing that mutually profitable business relations are based upon honesty and fair dealings.
  • Shall be courteous, considerate, prompt, and businesslike with those whom we deal including employers, employees, vendors, and the general public.
  • Grant all competitive suppliers equal consideration insofar as state, federal and OCPS policy permits.
  • Do not allow political considerations or other conflicting outside influences to enter the relationships with vendors or with employees.
  • Will not accept gifts or other things of value from vendors, where the intent is to influence the purchaser, complying with all current laws and statutes pertaining to acceptances of gifts and gratuities.
  • Shall strive to continually increase competition in vendor selection and shall endeavor to prevent any collusive activities among vendors.
  • Make every reasonable effort to negotiate an equitable and mutually agreeable settlement of any controversy with a supplier; and/or be willing to submit any major controversies to arbitration or other third party review insofar as the established policies of my institution permit.