Purchasing Process

The Children’s Board purchases are conducted in a manner consistent with the principle that Children’s Board funds shall always be spent efficiently and in the best interest of the Children’s Board and the public.

Detailed information regarding our purchasing process and policies can be found here  Purchasing-Goods-and-Services

The Children’s Board of Hillsborough County is pleased to utilize DemandStar, an online government purchasing database. DemandStar brings together government agencies and suppliers.

The Children’s Board began using DemandStar to post procurement announcements in September 2012. If you are a vendor interested in doing business with the Children’s Board, you can register with DemandStar and be notified by e-mail when the Children’s Board post bids that interest you.

DemandStar Vendor Registration offers vendors the option to register for notification from a single agency at no cost. Access includes full functionality of the DemandStar platform– you can view the procurement information and download documents at no cost. DemandStar also offers a variety of subscription-based notification services. To find out more, call DemandStar at 866-273-1863.

Vendors are not obligated to join DemandStar to do business with the Children’s Board. However, the Children’s Board does not send automatic notification of bid opportunities.