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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 of Cuyahoga County. OPD implements formal and informal bidding procedures for items covered by competitive bidding policies 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.
Additionally, the Office of Procurement & Diversity is responsible for the County's Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program, a program to give small business enterprises the opportunity to fully participate in the County's system of procurement and secure county contracts for the provision of goods, supplies, services, professional services, and construction services to the County. The Office of Procurement & Diversity handles all aspects of the certification process for small business enterprises.
Information Guideline for Vendors and Bidders
Suppliers shall be received in a friendly and professional manner during all hours designated for Supplier visits. An attempt shall be made to accommodate out of town supplier representatives regardless of time.