Government Purchases

Who We Buy For


As authorized by the 1974 Restructure Act (Private Acts, 1974, Chapter 260) and Home Rule Charter (Private Acts, 1983, Chapter 70), the Purchasing Department conducts the purchasing for all administrative departments under the county mayor and all other elected officials of Shelby County government (with the exception of the Shelby County Schools Board of Education).

What We Buy & Who Does Our Buying


We buy a variety of items for Shelby County. These purchases include, but are not limited to:
  • Animals
  • Apparel
  • Contracted items
    • Road materials
    • Janitorial services
    • Consultant services
  • Construction equipment
  • Drugs
  • Fasteners
  • Foods
  • Health and medical supplies
  • Office equipment / supplies
  • Vehicles

Additional Information


Learn more about how to become a qualified vendor and about Shelby County's bidding procedures.