Dear County of Erie Registered Vendor,

The County of Erie Purchasing Department is proud to announce that we will now be using Public Purchase, a web based e-Procurement service. In order to begin, or continue to, receive bid notifications as a current vendor you must register with this new system. This process will only take a few minutes.

Benefits to Us

This eProcurement system is compliant with all Federal and State regulations, which determine the required procedures for Government Agency purchasing practices. This service will also create an up to date vendor database, which will be hosted on Public Purchase's servers and will allow suppliers to easily update and change their information as needed.


  1. Register with Public Purchase:
    Use the link below to begin the registration process. It can take up to 24 hours for your account to become active. You will receive an email from letting you know your account is activated. Be sure and add this email address to your contacts to avoid the bid notification emails being sent to your junk folder.

If you are already registered with Public Purchase previously please proceed directly to step 2.

2. Register with The County of Erie:

A.  Once you have received your activation email from Public Purchase log into and accept the terms and conditions of use.

B.  Click on the "Tools" tab, Click on the "Agencies" tab. 

C.  This will take you to the agency search page. In the agency name box type in the name of the agency. Leave the "new agency since" box blank.  Make sure Registration Status says "ALL".  Click on "search" this will bring up the agency below, to the far right of it you will see "view" and "Register" click on the "Register" link to complete the vendor registration with the agency.

 It is important that this second part of the registration is complete or you will not receive notifications of upcoming quote opportunities from the County of Erie. It is your responsibility to keep the information up to date, particularly the contacts and email addresses.

If you need any assistance with this process please contact Public Purchase at  Or use their Live Chat during business hours. It can be found in the upper left corner of the web site.

Thank you for participating in the County of Erie new registration process.



Charles M. Crane

Director of Procurement

County of Erie 


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