Division of Purchases & Supplies

Department of Finance


The Division of Purchases and Supplies manages all purchases for the City of Cleveland. All purchases are processed in accordance with the Charter, City Policies and the Codified Ordinances of Cleveland, Ohio, including approval by the Board of Control for purchases in excess of $50,000.00. Under the direction of the Board of Control, purchases are processed in accordance with the Charter of the City of Cleveland and all other applicable City policies and ordinances.

The mission of the Division is to  procure quality commodities and services at the lowest possible cost and in a timely manner through effective and efficient competitive bidding, maintain citywide requirements contracts, and maximize returns on the disposal of surplus property, real and personal.

As a centralized purchasing operation, written purchase orders signed by the Commissioner of Purchases and Supplies are required prior to the delivery of supplies or services. The City is not responsible for verbal orders placed by employees outside of the Division of Purchases and Supplies.

Coming Soon

Dear Valued Vendors! The City of Cleveland will be transitioning to a new eProcurement solution (OpenGov) for publishing solicitations, and receiving vendor responses. Register your account early to begin receiving email notifications for the City’s Request for Proposal opportunities. Registration is 100% free for vendors!

Contact List

The Cleveland Division of Purchases and Supplies delivers high-quality customer service. Our well-trained, credentialed, and professional staff are responsible for the City's centralized procurement processes.

 Send EmailPhone
Purchasing Main/General Fax purchasing@clevelandohio.gov216.664.2177
Tiffany White Johnson, CommissionerTWhiteJohnson@clevelandohio.gov 216.664.2620
Steven Decker, Deputy Commissionersdecker@clevelandohio.gov 216.664.2624
Jules Gilliam, BuyerJGilliam@clevelandohio.gov 216.664.2621
Lauren Drake, Project Director (Citywide Contracts)ldrake@clevelandohio.gov 216.664.2627
Donia Patterson, Administrative Assistantdpatterson2@clevelandohio.gov 216.664.2626
Natasha Price, Principle Clerk (Contracts), BuyerNPrice@clevelandohio.gov 216.664.2625