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Program Description

  Procurement Operations

The core components of this program are to purchase goods, services, and construction required by County departments in the most timely and cost-effective manner possible. Program staff assist departments in the development of procurement strategies and documents to ensure a competitive, transparent, and fair procurement process in accordance with the County Code and the Procurement Regulations. Program staff also educate vendors about the County's procurement process and procedures.

Procurement staff also provides County departments with training, assistance, and guidance of department contract administrators. Procurement Specialists develop contract administration procedures, research vendors, review contracts, and recommend revisions to County procurement policies and regulations to streamline the procurement process. In addition, testimony and other evidence regarding claims and contract disputes with contractors are reviewed to resolve issues.

Procurement staff participates with local, State, and national procurement purchasing associations to promote and teach continuing procurement education and learning credits, latest industry trends, latest source selection methods, and cooperative purchases. Staff also participates in recognized professional purchasing organizations at the local, State, and national levels.

Program Contacts

Contact Sarah Giambra of the Office of Procurement at 240.777.9951 or Mahnoor Anjum of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2771 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY22Actual FY23Estimated FY24Target FY25Target FY26
Percent of procurements completed in agreed upon time 174%85%85%85%85%
1  This figure represents the average for the following: Invitation For Bid - 81%; Request For Proposals - 86%; and Construction - 88% for FY23.

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved309922924.40
Restore: Restoration of One-Time Lapse4462210.00
Enhance: Training - Certified Professional Public Buyer Certification 536600.00
Technical Adj: FY24 Mid Year Changes0-0.50
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-69133-1.00
FY25 Recommended352997722.90