NEW Vendor Registration Information

Important Vendor Notification

Florida Statute requires the District to provide a 5% preference to vendors whose principal place of business is in Florida. Click here for more information.


As a District cost effective initiative, beginning mid March 2011, the Purchasing Department began sending all purchase order copies scanned electronically through the email system to applicable vendors. Hard copy purchase orders will no longer be printed and mailed as they have in the past, after this date. In order to setup your correct vendor information, we will require a valid email address for the location you wish to have the electronic purchase order copy sent. Please send that address electronically to, or call 352-797-7060.

The Hernando County School Board Purchasing Department is pleased to announce the embarking of a new district wide initiative to provide our business partners and vendors with an automated vendor/bidder notification process called “Bidnet Direct.” All vendors are required to participate in this new electronic system in order to conduct business with the District. The vendor/bidder registration will also entail selecting NIGP (National Institute of Governmental Purchasing) Commodity Class-Item codes for products and services. Solicitation notices for upcoming bid requirements will be sent to vendor’s based upon the selected codes online. It will be the vendor’s responsibility to see company information is updated and kept current. Ultimately, this service is expected to increase your access to district bids and other solicitations.


This registration does not include bid opportunities for Architectural, Engineering, New Construction or Major Renovation and Repair projects; to obtain more information on current bid opportunities for those areas please contact the Facilities Department at 352-797-7050 or the Maintenance Department at 352-797-7071. Although notifications for these two (2) departments are procedurally different from purchasing’s, you are still required to register as a vendor.

We encourage you to sign up immediately. Remember everyone who does business with the HCSB is required to register. The registration itself should take approximately twenty (20) minutes to complete.

Current Bid Opportunity (third party website)

The Purchasing Department will provide internet access to this link from our current website and be available to answer questions, if needed @ (352) 797-7060. For Technical Assistance when accessing the website or you are experiencing difficulty registering at the site please contact Bidnet Direct. Bidnet Direct's Vendor Support team is available M-F from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET. You can contact them at (800) 835-4603, option 2 or via email at

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