Welcome to Prospective Vendors


We want to extend a welcome to vendors wishing to do business with Orange County Head Start, Inc.                  

The Purchasing Department coordinates all procurement activities and contract transactions for the agency.   Our principal goal is to acquire goods and services at a fair and reasonable price with vendors county-wide.   There are two (2) primary methods in which we procure goods and services:  (1) Request for Proposal (RFP) or (2) Request for Quote (RFQ). The 'Bids & Proposals' menu found on this page will provide information regarding upcoming RFP and RFQ opportunities. We continuously seek new vendor sources and welcome your interest and participation.

If you are interested in receiving RFP or RFQ opportunity announcements, please submit your contact information and a brief description of the products and services offered to:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  to be added to our mailing list.   To remain fair and equitable in the procurement process, we ask that all communications are submitted to OCHS in writing, within the timeline provided for each RFP or RFQ.  We do not accept walk-ins without a scheduled appointment. Participation is encouraged from the following: Small Business Owners, Minority & Women Business Owners, Veteran Business Owners and Eco-Friendly companies.