Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know when something comes up for bid?

There are four ways to ensure you know what is being bid, as well as the date and time of the bid closing.

Formal written bids in any amount that exceeds $25,000.00 in value are published in the official newspaper of Panama City, The News Herald. These requirements will be found under the heading "BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS BAY COUNTY, FLORIDA - NOTICE CALL FOR BID OR REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL..."

You are invited to come to the Purchasing Division between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, to view the bids which are being let. At that time, you may request a bid package for any open bid for which you feel confident that your firm may offer competitive bids, as well as leave any information on your company's product line for commodities, services or construction. Bay County may charge a fee for plans and specifications.

For the best utilization of your time, as well as ours, appointments may be set up prior to your visit, with the Purchasing Staff at (850)248-8270.

Bids will be advertised on the Purchasing Division's Web Page. Click on Current Bidding Opportunities.

Formal written bids in any amount that exceed $25,000.00 in value will be available online through the Florida Panhandle Purchasing Group (FPPG). Vendor Registration is required if your company wants to view open documents provided by this service.

You may have questions that are not answered here. Should you require additional information, please feel free to call the Purchasing Division. Our staff will assist you and answer any questions you may have.

Contact Us

Bay County Purchasing Division
840 West 11th Street
Panama City, FL 32401

Phone: 850-248-8270
Fax: 850-248-8276
Email: purchasing@baycountyfl.gov

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