To preserve the public trust and ensure the integrity of the public procurement process through the efficiency and effectiveness of the procurement of goods, services, and construction in accordance with best practices; resulting in the highest value for County government and its residents.
The Montgomery County Office of Procurement’s Local Small Business Reserve Program (LSBRP) has been a success. Montgomery County launched the Program in 2006 to help boost the local economy. Voted into law by the Montgomery County Council that same year, the Program ensures local, small vendors compete solely with businesses of similar size and resources for County LSBRP-designated contracts. More than 1,000 vendors have submitted applications and the Office of Procurement has fully certified 455 of them, with plans to complete the remaining certifications by the end of this calendar year.
The Program recently created a new logo that will be featured prominently on each vendor’s LSBRP certificate. An electronic version will also be sent to certified businesses encouraging them to promote their certified status with Montgomery County by displaying the logo on their websites, social media outlets, printed marketing materials and correspondence. Read the full press release.
Montgomery County’s Office of Procurement has earned the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement (AEP) Award for 2016 from the National Procurement Institute (NPI). This is the fourth consecutive year the Office of Procurement has won this award. The AEP Award honors public procurement organizations that achieve organizational excellence through innovation, professionalism, productivity and e-procurement. Read the full press release.
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
Join with 800+ business owners, executives, professionals, corporate and government procurement officers and service providers at this high-powered regional women's business development conference! The Office of Procurement will be well represented at the Conference with staff participating in a Business Roundtable and hosting an exhibit table. Register today!
8:30 am - 12:30 pm | Silver Spring Civic Building
Plus, exhibitor tables featuring supplier diversity representatives from major employers and buyers from various County departments and agencies.
Mary Ellen Davis Martin