The Department of Procurement is responsible for conducting the procurement process for supplies and contractual services (including capital projects and consultant services) for the various county departments and agencies as well as act as a liaison for government agencies such as the Public Library, the Health Department, the Board of Elections, the Sheriff’s Office and the Circuit Court.
Procurement ensures integrity and transparency by promoting broad competition while using collaborative, strategic and cost-efficient methods in a timely manner to achieve maximum value of citizens’ tax dollars in purchasing quality goods and services and contracting for capital projects.
Since 2015, Procurement’s purchasing practices have saved more than $15 million in taxpayer dollars.
Procurement is an effective and collaborative team that respects one another and has one unified agenda: Outstanding Customer Service, Maintain Best Practices, and a Passion for Innovation and Continuous Improvement. We are empowered to think critically for honest solutions that enhance the quality of life of the people of Harford County.
The Department of Procurement, established by Section 414 of the Harford County Charter, is made up of 2 divisions:
- The Operations Division is responsible for the purchase of supplies and contractual services (including capital projects and consultant services) for the various county departments and agencies in addition to liaison government agencies like the Public library, the Health Department, the Board of Elections, the Sheriff’s Office and the Circuit Court.
- The Fleet Management Division is responsible for providing oversight to, and administering the contracted fleet management and maintenance of the County’s inventory of 1,186 automobiles, light trucks and heavy equipment. Their goal and objective is to provide the employees of Harford County with safe, reliable vehicles and equipment at the lowest possible cost to perform their necessary duties and sell older or outdated inventory for the highest price. They oversee the Fuel Management system and its nine fueling locations around the county. On average, the County uses a total of 1.2 million gallons of unleaded and diesel fuel products per year.