The Department of Procurement Services is the centralized purchasing body for the city of Richmond. We are building the "Best Richmond" by promoting high standards for all business relationships and ensuring that citizens receive the maximum value for each tax dollar expended.
Our goal is to enhance the provision of direct and indirect services to the citizens of Richmond by obtaining high quality goods and services at reasonable cost, and ensuring that the procurement process is as competitive and objective as possible.
It is the organization's policy to operate in accordance with all federal, state, and city regulations and laws pertaining to the public procurement process.
Support the city by performing the procurement function in a customer-focused, strategic, ethical, and transparent manner while ensuring opportunities to diverse suppliers and complying with applicable governing laws and policies.
To be a best-in-class organization through effective use and implementation of the following strategies:
- Strategic sourcing and focused training to contain costs and improve productivity
- Enabling technology that streamlines processes and empowers end-users to perform their job duties in a more efficient and effective manner
- Proactively and cooperatively engaging with our end-users and suppliers to creatively solve problems in a collaborative manner.
We Are All Accountable.
Take personal accountability for our actions and results
Focus on finding solutions and achieving results
Actively engage in discussions and commit to supporting the decision
Involve others in decisions and plans that affect them
Keep promises and commitments made to others
Personally commit to the success and well-being of teammates
We Act With Integrity and Show Respect.
Demonstrate a commitment to integrity and ethics
Show respect for and value all individuals for their diverse backgrounds, experiences, approaches and ideas
Listen to others for understanding
Assume positive intent
Demonstrate honesty and transparency in our day-to-day practice
We Are Committed To Continuous Process Improvement.
Being proactive in initiating change and improvement
Continuously challenging and asking "why?"
Developing innovative and compliant solutions to improve customer service
Encourage and reward innovative thinking
We Invest In Our Team
Sharing knowledge and experience through teamwork
Participate in professional development educational opportunities
Read professional publications to stay abreast of latest trends
We Are Here To Serve Our Customers.
Anticipate potential impediments and find solutions to improve service
Actively listen and understand the needs of our customers
Provide guidance to enable timely procurement processing
Be available and responsive
The Department of Procurement Services maintains memberships in the following groups:
National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP)
Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing (VAGP)
Capital Area Purchasing Association (CAPA)
American Purchasing Society (APS)