Welcome to the Procurement Office
The Procurement Office is responsible for overseeing the acquisition of all goods, services, equipment, and construction by the College.
It is the policy of Howard Community College to procure only those goods and services that are required to further the mission, vision, and values of the institution and fill a bona fide need. Procurements are made in accordance with the College's policies and procedures, as well as Sections 16-311, 16-313, and 16-314 of the Education Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland and any other applicable local, state, and federal laws or regulations.
In the purchase of all goods and services, the prices paid by the College shall reflect competitive pricing resulting in the lowest reasonable cost with due consideration being made for quantity, quality, the service record of the vendor, and the best interest of the institution. To ensure that the College receives the best price, all purchases or cumulative purchases that are expected to exceed $25,000 are competitively bid through a formal invitation to bid or a request for proposals. Items that are less than $25,000 are purchased as a "small procurement" in accordance with the established procedures. Regardless of the categorization of the purchase, all purchases are made with complete impartiality based strictly on the merits of supplier proposals and the applicable needs of the College.
The College is committed to ensuring equal economic opportunity in procurement and encourages all business enterprises owned by minorities, women and disabled to participate as bidders.
The College utilizes GovDeals, a public, online auction system, to sell excess inventory. If interested in purchasing items that the College currently has for sale at auction, please click on the link below.