Purchasing Process

For detailed information regarding our purchasing process and policies, please review our FY 2016 Purchasing Procedures (1.6 MB)

The Children’s Board of Hillsborough County is pleased to utilize Onvia DemandStar, an online government purchasing database. Onvia DemandStar brings together government agencies and suppliers and enables us to improve our service by providing automatic bid notification and instant access to bid information via the Web.

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

A subscription to Onvia offers vendors a number of important benefits:

  • Find out about bid and quote opportunities as soon as they are announced
  • Get a head start on your proposal
  • Stay up to date on bid and quote documents and addenda as they are published
  • View previously awarded bids to help you strategize
  • Respond electronically

Onvia DemandStar Vendor Registration – Onvia offers vendors the option to register for notification from a single agency at no cost. Access includes full functionality of the Onvia DemandStar platform– you can view the agency’s bids, quotes and download documents at no cost. Onvia also offers a variety of subscription-based notification services. To find out more, call Onvia at (800) 711-1712.

Vendors are not obligated to join Onvia DemandStar to do business with the Children’s Board. However, the Children’s Board does not send automatic notification of bid opportunities. If you choose not to register with Onvia DemandStar, you will not receive automatic notification of bid opportunities by e-mail.

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Children's Board of Hillsborough County
1002 East Palm Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605
Phone: 813-229-2884
Fax: 813-228-8122

Email: info@childrensboard.org

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