Procurement

The Board of Supervisors delegates the authority to procure all goods and services to the County Procurement Officer. The Procurement Office is a division of the County Executive Office (CEO) that provides corporate level procurement support to the County. The County Procurement Officer is responsible for implementing and enforcing Board of Supervisors and CEO policies pertaining to County procurement. The Procurement Office is charged with ensuring that the County's process is fair, competitive, efficient and conducted under strict ethical guidelines.

The County Procurement Officer’s authority is then delegated to over 200 Deputy Purchasing Agents located at each of the 22 agencies and departments. Under direction of the CEO, the Procurement Office ensures that proper safeguards are in place for maintaining a procurement system of quality and integrity by providing procurement leadership, support, training and oversight countywide.

Mission

Our mission is to provide County leadership in procurement through effective collaboration, teamwork, training and oversight to ensure a procurement process that is fair, cost effective, efficient and in accordance with Board policy as well as state and local statutes.

Vision

It is our duty to conduct all procurement and contracting in an ethical manner that builds public confidence and preserves the integrity of an open and fair procurement process. The Procurement Office, as a regional leader in public procurement must set the example and build opportunities for cooperative purchasing to ensure public funds are expended in a manner that provides maximum benefit to the taxpayers and ensures that vital support and services are delivered to the residents of Orange County.

Values

As deputized Purchasing Agents for the County of Orange, we strive to be an ethical role model for our organization and surrounding local agencies by demonstrating core values that are consistent and essential for serving as trailblazers of public procurement operations. These core values are upheld by our responsibility to serve in a manner that is honest, open and fair, in support of inclusiveness and diversity, for economic, social and sustainable communities.

Our Procurement community demonstrates effective stewardship of public funds through integrity, transparency and ethical behavior, with clearly stated practices and policies and through ongoing goal setting that deliver value to our stakeholders, emphasizing communication of our goals and results. A framework that is built on professional continual education and training, mentorship, innovation, and partnerships, while abiding by applicable laws and regulations.

Serving in alignment with the organizations overall Mission Statement of “Making Orange County a safe, healthy, and fulfilling place to live, work, and play, today and for generations to come”, our County Deputy Purchasing Agents take ownership and accountability to preserve public trust and protect public interest.

Organization

The Procurement Office is a division of the County Executive Office (CEO) that provides corporate level procurement support to the County. The County Procurement Officer’s authority is delegated to over 200 Deputy Purchasing Agents located at each of the 22 agencies and departments.

Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Awards

The County Procurement Office is once again the proud recipient of the prestigious Achievement of Excellence in Procurement (AEP) award for 2021 making this the eighth consecutive year the County Procurement Office has been recognized for this achievement.

 

2021 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement

 

If you have any comments, concerns or questions about the information contained herein, or any suggestion as to how our office can serve you better, please feel free to contact us via e-mail: CPO@ocgov.com