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The Cuyahoga County Office of Procurement & Diversity (OPD) is responsible for the procurement of equipment, materials, supplies, construction and services for all of the County departments, agencies, and elected officials in a manner which is cost effective and in compliance with the laws of the State of Ohio and the policies and ordinances of Cuyahoga County. OPD implements formal and informal bidding procedures for items covered by competitive bidding policies, ordinances, and laws.
In addition to competitive bidding, other types of procurement are processed, such as sole source and emergency purchases. Records of purchases, bids, vendor listings and sales of surplus property are maintained by the division. The Office of Procurement & Diversity also has the responsibility of monitoring purchases to ensure compliance with County policies, administering the Small Business Enterprise (SBE), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), and Women Business Enterprise (WBE) Programs, and processing action items for approval by the various County contracting authorities.
Cuyahoga County Diversity Changes
Notices and Contracts Search
Inspector General Contractor & Lobbyist Ethics Training Registration
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What is Cuyahoga County Purchasing?
Weekly spreadsheets of County Purchase Orders.
Who Approves what Cuyahoga County Purchases?
The Board of Control
reviews purchases and other contracts from $501 through $500,000 ***
The County Council
reviews purchases and other contracts above $500,000
*** Note: From September 2011 through April 2015, the Contracts and Purchasing Board served as the approval authority for all County contracts and purchases valued from $501 to $100,000. In April of 2015, the County Executive signed into law Council Ordinance O2015-0006 – the Board of Control Consolidation Act
. In effect, this Ordinance dissolved the Contracts and Purchasing Board, and consolidated approval authority for all contracts and purchases valued from $501 to $500,000 under the Board of Control. To view agendas and minutes from the Contracts and Purchasing Board, please visit http://bc.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/Contracts-Purchasing-Board.aspx
The Independent Contract/Worker Acknowledgment Form
*Per the Cuyahoga County Law Department, Cuyahoga County is required to notify vendors that if they work/have worked in the role of Independent Contractor/Worker, the attached form is required to be completed and submitted to the Office of Procurement and Diversity 2079 East Ninth Street (2nd Floor) Cleveland, Ohio 44115.
Cuyahoga County Cooperative Purchasing
Cuyahoga County –Cooperative Purchasing Program (“Piggyback Contracting”)
Cooperative Purchasing Information
Political Subdivision Authorization Form