Who We Are

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The Purchasing Department provides procurement services, implements contracts, manages vendor relationships, administers the countywide procurement card program, and oversees the electronic procurement system. The Purchasing Department is comprised of printing services and graphic design, mail and courier services, and surplus property disposition and storage services.

Essential values of the Purchasing Department are customer service, partnership, innovation, ethical and fair conduct, professional standards, and transparency in the fulfillment of the department’s purchasing obligations while upholding legal requirements and fiduciary responsibility to the citizens of San Bernardino County.

PURCHASING MISSION

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The Purchasing Department provides quality goods and services in a timely manner at the best value for County departments.

COUNTYWIDE VISION

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We envision a complete county that capitalizes on the diversity of its people, its geography, and its economy to create a broad range of choices for its residents in how they live, work, and play.

We envision a vibrant economy with a skilled workforce that attracts employers who seize the opportunities presented by the county’s unique advantages and provide the jobs that create countywide prosperity.

We envision a sustainable system of high‐quality education, community health, public safety, housing, retail, recreation, arts and culture, and infrastructure, in which development complements our natural resources and environment.

We envision a model community which is governed in an open and ethical manner, where great ideas are replicated and brought to scale, and all sectors work collaboratively to reach shared goals.

From our valleys, across our mountains, and into our deserts, we envision a county that is a destination for visitors and a home for anyone seeking a sense of community and the best life has to offer.