The School District of Hillsborough County (HCPS) Procurement Department will be a leading procurement department in efficiency and delivery of quality products.
The School District of Hillsborough County Procurement Department will contribute to the delivery of a low cost education by enabling our schools and other departments to obtain quality equipment, goods and services at the best possible value on the basis of competitive bids considering cost, quality, suitability, service, and delivery.
To fulfill our mission, the Procurement Department will focus on the following goals:
purchase as efficiently as possible;
provide continuous training and education to customers;
provide knowledgeable advice and consulting;
identify vendors who meet internal customer needs at reasonable prices;
process documentation within reasonable timeframes;
minimize disputes between internal customers and vendors;
maintain ethical business standards and full legal compliance;
provide written procedures to assure continuity within the department;
develop methods to keep abreast of changes/improvements in technology;
create a work environment that fosters personal, professional and departmental growth;
encourage employees to question current processes in order to improve efficiency and effectiveness;
promote and enhance employee morale and camaraderie;
utilize cohesive teams who work together to produce quality and timely results;
and prepare for district growth by devising and implementing a long-term plan.