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The mission of Purchasing, in keeping with the mission of Palm Beach State College, is to act professionally and expeditiously in procuring goods and services in accordance with established rules, regulations and good business practice while exemplifying impeccable ethics.

The purchasing function involves the procurement of goods and services at the lowest possible cost consistent with quality required for the proper operation of the College. Our goal is to act in the best interest of the College through intelligent actions, best practices, and fair business dealings consistent with the laws of the State of Florida and the policies established by the District Board of Trustees.

Purchasing is a subset of the Procurement Department, a branch of Administration and Business Services.


Suppliers are encouraged to review the Doing Business with PBSC page that includes information on current and past competitive solicitations, how to register as a supplier, Purchase Order for Commodities and Services Terms and Conditions and the College’s current tax exemption certificate & W-9 forms.

College Staff and Faculty

College staff will find informative how-to guides, procedure manuals, required forms and FAQ for all areas of Purchasing. The full list of resources can be found in the navigation links in the right column. Links to frequently used topics can be found below.

Office and Staff Information

Purchasing Office Location: Lake Worth Campus | PS100 (Printshop) Building
4200 Congress Avenue, MS# 27
Lake Worth, FL 33461-4796
Phone 561-868-3459
Fax 561-868-3460
Email Purchasing

Location Map


David Chojnacki  561-868-3465
Procurement Director

Tranetta Rutherford  561-868-3464 
Senior Buyer

Bill Zaugg  561-868-3462

Thomas Harkins  561-868-3091
PCard Specialist

Vacant  561-868-3459
Adminstrative Assistant


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