County of Lehigh

Description

County Government

“Lehigh County is a county located in the Lehigh Valley region of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 349,497.[1] Its county seat is Allentown, the state’s third largest city behind Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.[2] The county, which was first settled around 1730, was formed in 1812 with the division of Northampton County into two counties. It is named after the Lehigh River, whose name is derived from the Delaware Indian term Lechauweki or Lechauwekink, meaning “where there are forks”.3]

Lehigh County is included in the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the New York City-Newark, New Jersey, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area.

It is one of the fastest growing counties in Pennsylvania.”

Products/Services sought:

The County purchases a wide range of items and services which fill the needs of various offices including Corrections, Judicial, General Office, Nursing Home, Law Enforcement, Human Services, etc. Because there are not typically products or services being sought, the County is always looking to increase their vendor database.