Mission Statement

Purchasing provides procurement services to Hardee County government agencies, securing goods and services that meet performance and delivery requirements at the most cost effective price, while adhering to appropriate laws, regulations and procedures.


Departmental Services

Purchasing is a service department, providing procurement services to Hardee County through issuance of purchase orders, Requests for Proposals, Invitations to Bid and contract administration. Purchasing also administers the Purchase Card program and maintains the stockroom, keeping essential repair items and operating supplies on inventory.
Work is performed under the direction of the Director of Community Development and General Services.


Online Vendor and Bid Information


Contact Information


Hardee County Purchasing Dept.
205 Hanchey Road.
Wauchula, FL 33873


Lorie Ayers Purchasing Director
Melody Fields Purchasing Specialist
Sheri Judah Store Manager


Office Phone (863)773-5014
Fax (863)773-0322

Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.