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138 East Court Street, Room 507, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Ph: (513) 946-4355 Fx: (513) 946-4335

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Purchasing Department


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.

The Purchasing Division is responsible for all 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.

Invitation to bid

Invitations to bid are for purchases that are expected to have a value of $50,000.00 or more. Invitation to bids can be downloaded from the Purchasing website or through Bid Sync. Advertisements for bids can be found in the Court Index Press.

Bid Award

The award of bids is not solely based on lowest price. Consideration is given to the product that is most suitable for the task or project as well as the cost. It is our obligation to procure the best products at the best price to effectively serve the residents of Hamilton County.

If you have any questions about the purchasing process, or would like additional information please e-mail


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