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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 Natasha Joseph-Wilkerson of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.773.0052 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY21Actual FY22Estimated FY23Target FY24Target FY25
Percent of procurements completed in agreed upon time 173%74%78%80%80%
1  This figure represents the average for the following: Invitation For Bid - 70%; Request For Proposals - 79%; and Construction - 75% for FY22.

Program Budget Changes

FY24 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY23 Approved332753224.40
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-2283030.00
FY24 Approved309922924.40