The purchasing department is responsible for generating and soliciting bids for purchases as well as obtaining competitive quotes with regard to departmental procurement within the county.

Responsible Vendors

If you wish to be considered as a vendor for St. Joseph County, you must complete and submit a Vendor Registration Packet (PDF) to Purchasing. This informational packet is being required of all prospective vendors and must be signed and submitted in it's entirety.
A completed W-9 Form (PDF) is also required of prospective vendors. 

St. Joseph County intends to adopt the "Buy Indiana" policy as outlined in the Governor's Executive Order 05-05 to the greatest degree possible.

2017/2018 Janitorial Supply Bid 

Bidding for Janitorial supplies used by St. Joseph County Government, with regard to the fiscal year beginning 7/1/2017 and running through 6/30/2018, is currently underway. Bids are being accepted from Tuesday 4/4/2017 at 11 A.M. EST through Tuesday 5/16/2017 at 10 A.M EST. 

Marked and sealed bids should be delivered to the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners Office which is located on the 7th floor of the County/City building in downtown South Bend. 

Please be advised: 

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject or accept any quotes which it deems to be in the best interest of St. Joseph County. Once contracts have been awarded, the board reserves the right to rescind said contract at any time during the indicated contract period if it feels as though specifications have not been met.

St. Joseph County Government shall not knowingly accept any contract in which the vendor discriminates on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, handicap, or status as a veteran or disabled veteran. 

For additional St. Joseph County bid information please contact the Purchasing Department.