Welcome to the Office of Procurement and Contract Administration


OUR MISSION

Our office provides centralized procurement services on behalf of all County departments, with integrity and transparency, through innovative and cost-effective best practices. We promote responsible stewardship of County resources and ethical use of taxpayer dollars, encourage participation from diverse and local businesses, and foster broad competition through a fair and open process to obtain the highest quality goods and services.

OUR VISION

The Office of Procurement and Contract Administration shall foster a diverse workforce and vendor community, motivated by integrity and teamwork, to procure goods and services that increase operational readiness, embody innovative technology, enhance mission performance and drive efficiency and effectiveness.


MONTHLY VIRTUAL CLASSES

The Office of Procurement and Contract Administration provides educational resources to advise and guide Local Howard County based businesses and EBO (Minority, Women-owned and Disabled-owned Business Enterprises) through the procurement process, vendor registration and how to get certified in the Howard County Local Business Initiative and Equal Business Opportunity (EBO) Programs.
 

APRIL 2021 VIRTUAL CLASS 

Topic:  Vendor Registration in PlanetBids (PB System) and How to do Business with the County 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 

10:00 am – 11:00 am 

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