The mission of the Procurement Management Department is to facilitate best practices and achieve economies of scale in the procurement of goods and services necessary for the effective and efficient operation of the City and to ensure that such goods and services represent best value, quality service, and timely delivery and that all funding sources for such goods and services are expended within the regulations and guidelines mandated by all governmental authorities and grantors.
SERVICES, FUNCTIONS AND ACTIVITIES
The Procurement Management Department is dedicated to providing exemplary support to City departments and suppliers without favoritism or arbitrariness. The Department uses a best value approach while maintaining the highest ethical and legal standards to ensure a fair and transparent process. The Department monitors performance and strives for continuous improvement by implementing best practices and innovative methods with the goal of realizing cost savings and improved operational efficiency. The Department coordinates the preparation of bid specifications, reviews and awards and works closely with the offices of the Charter Officers and City departments to assure efficient and transparent procurement services in accordance with best practices.
The Department conducts research and develops recommendations of procurement and contract services feasibility and contract placement; evaluates existing maintenance and service contract coverage and duration and recommends appropriate modifications based upon the best interests of the City and in alignment with the Strategic Plan. The Department also oversees the administration of the Procurement Cards (P-Cards) as well as the disposition of surplus, confiscated and abandoned property.