Welcome to Purchasing

The School Board Of Sarasota County, Florida welcomes the opportunity for a business relationship with interested merchants.

The District's Purchasing Office is interested in fostering participation by all qualified businesspersons offering commodities and/or services that may be used by the District.

The Purchasing Office has the responsibility to make the most economical acquisition of quality materials and services that will assure the efficient operation of the school system.

It is essential that businesspersons interested in working with the School Board become familiar with the district's purchasing policies and procedures. Specific questions and concerns not addressed here should be directed to the Director of Materials Management.


The mission of the School Board of Sarasota County Purchasing Office is to provide materials and services required for all students to obtain the highest level of achievement.

The Purchasing Office is dedicated to providing the School District with the services necessary to accomplish its operational missions and to provide fair and equitable treatment to all vendors who wish to do business with the School District.

The objectives of the Purchasing Office in carrying out the mission statement involve:

  • Operating at the highest standards of ethical conduct and purchasing professionalism through strict adherence to the Code of Ethics of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing.

  • Expeditious completion of the procurement process for products and services required by the academic and administrative departments of the District.

  • Fostering a positive attitude of customer-oriented processes within the Purchasing operation.

  • Implementation of effective and equitable programs ensuring the maximum participation possible in the competitive procurement process for the vendor community. 

Competitive Bidding

Vendors' Bidder List

Methods of Purchase

Vendor Relations (Complaints and Disputes)

Materials Management
Division of Financial Services
Carol A. Lichon, Director

Cindy Beck, Administrative Assistant

Phone: 941-486-2183
Fax: 941-486-2188
101 Old Venice Road
Osprey, Florida  34229

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Fixed Assets
Phone: 941-486-2193
Fax: 941-486-2430

Print Shop
Phone: 941-486-2165
Fax: 941-486-2689

Purchasing Warehouse
Phone: 941-486-2183
Fax: 941-486-2188

Record Retention
Phone: 941-486-2166
Fax: 941-486-2484

Staff Listing

2/20/2019 - Kindergarten Round up Venice Elementary

2/21/2019 - Financial Advisory Committee Meeting

2/21/2019 - CANCELED: Charter Review Committee

2/21/2019 - Kindergarten Round Up Ashton Elementary

2/21/2019 - Kindergarten Round Up Tuttle Elementary School

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