Governed by Section 17 of the Baltimore City Charter, the Bureau of Purchases consists of four divisions—Administrative, Procurement, Surplus Property, and Printing & Reprographic Service—all of which report directly to the City Purchasing Agent. Our goal is providing superior customer service while obtaining the best value for the commodities and services that the City of Baltimore needs to function efficiently. We define the “best value” according to public procurement best practices: delivering the right good or service, at the right time, to the right place, from the right source, and at the right price.

We produce quality results through CitiBuy, our online marketplace for doing business with the City of Baltimore. We use CitiBuy to post all new procurement requests, and all vendors interested in participating should Register here. Members of the public can also view our most recent list of bidding opportunities without registering.

Vendors can review our existing list of contracts in order to prepare for upcoming bids and so that potential prime contractors and subcontractors can develop partnerships on bids with MBE/WBE participation goals. For more information on the Minority and Women's Business Opportunity Office and its role at the Bureau of Purchases, please contact Colles Corprew at (410)396-3424 or email [email protected].