Doing Business w/ Richland County Job & Family Services:
Richland County Job & Family Services uses public funding to buy goods and services needed for its operations and to meet the needs of their customers in the community. Richland County Job & Family Services customers include individuals and families receiving financial and food assistance, child care assistance & employment assistance. The public funds used come from multiple sources, such as federal grants; allocations from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Agriculture and Department of Labor; state programs and local tax levy dollars. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) and Richland County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) provide oversight and set the expectations for Richland County Job & Family Services, including service and program requirements, and day-to-day business operations of the organization.
Richland County Job & Family Services must advertise for price quotes, proposals or bids from businesses to ensure: free and open competition, the most economic purchase arrangement, no geographic preference is given, and that costs or prices for the purchases are reasonable. Federal, state and local laws determine what method of procurement is to be used to purchase the variety of goods and services needed by Richland County Job & Family Services.
Richland County Job & Family Services posts any open Request for Quotes (RFQ) and Request for Proposals (RFP) through the website. Details regarding provider/vendor requirements, a sample contract, and deadlines for submission are contained in each posting.
Vendors interested in registering to receive quote and proposal notices shall email Richland-Inquiries@jfs.ohio.gov with their: