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Procurement Services is responsible for soliciting and maintaining all municipal contracts for the purchase of goods and services.

Jay Jackus has served as the Chief Procurement Officer since August of 2006.  His experience spans more than twenty-four years of service to various governmental entities, including both city and county governments.  Mr. Jackus earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management from St. Leo College.  He is a member of NIGP: the Institute for Public Procurement, the Florida Association of Public Procurement Professionals (FAPPO) and the Tampa Bay Area Chapter of NIGP.  He currently serves on the Membership Committee for NIGP.  He holds two national certifications:  a Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) and a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) issued by the Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council (UPPCC).

Staff Contact List

Jay Jackus,
CPPO, CPPB, Chief Procurement Officer
Telephone (727) 943-4871

 Cathy Morgan,
CPPO, CPPB, Procurement Analyst
Telephone (727) 943-4870

Rhonda Simmons
Procurement Analyst
Telephone (727) 942-5615

City of Tarpon Springs
Procurement Services 
P.O. Box 5004
324 East Pine Street
Tarpon Springs, Florida 34688-5004
Telephone (727) 942-5615
Fax (727) 937-1766

Business hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Visits by sales representatives to Procurement Services are always welcome.  It is recommended, whenever possible, to schedule visits by telephoning for appointment.


It is the goal of Procurement Services to procure the necessary supplies, equipment, and services at the lowest possible cost consistent with the quality needed to meet the requirements for the City of Tarpon Springs and to ensure that the taxpayers receive the maximum value for each dollar expended.  All qualified vendors are, therefore, invited to share in the volume of City of Tarpon Springs purchases.  The City of Tarpon Springs assumes no liability for payments of obligations except those incurred in accordance with the City’s Policies and Procedures. All employees are prohibited from the acceptance of gifts or gratuities which might influence or appear to influence procurement decisions.