The Office of Purchasing is responsible for the coordinating and issuing of all solicitations for commodities, construction and renovations, equipment, furnishings, instructional materials, and services in compliance with federal and state statutory regulations (Article #5-112, Annotated Code of Maryland, Education), and Board of Education polices, procedures and rules. They ensure all bid specifications and contract documents are designed to optimize the quality of goods and services while at the same time minimizing the financial risk to the school system. The Purchasing Department strives to offer a fair and equitable bidding environment and to encourage minority and small business participation in all contracts.
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Additionally, the Office of Purchasing:
2005 - 2014 National Institute Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award Winner!
The Baltimore County Public Schools Office of Purchasing is a recipient of the “Outstanding Agency Accreditation Achievement Award” from the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP), which recognizes our Purchasing Office as a leader in the public procurement profession.
Richard L. Gay, CPPO, RSBO, Manager
Mary Frances Graef, Administrative Secretary