Procurement & Risk Management

A division of the City’s Finance Department providing services in the areas of Procurement, Risk Management and Warehouse Operations.


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Central Procurement

Central Procurement is responsible for the administration of policies and procedures for the procurement of commodities, services, construction and professional services for the various customers and City departments.

Management of:

  • Centralized and Decentralized Procurement Operation
  • Procurement Training Program
  • Contracts
  • Supplier Diversity Programs
    • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program
    • Minority Business Program
  • Vendor Registration

Risk Management

Risk Management directs strategic planning, provides operational control and establishes rules, policies and procedures to accomplish risk management goals related to employee and workplace safety, loss control, claims, insurance and self-insurance program objectives.

Management of:

  • Claims Administration for General Liability, Property, Volunteer, etc.
  • Insurance Program
  • Programs to Mitigate the City’s Risk of Financial Loss
  • Risk Management Training

Warehouse Operations

Warehouse Operations manages the City’s Warehouse location. The Warehouse Operations is responsible for administration and operational control of the warehousing operations and disposition of surplus property.

Management of:

  • Central Inventory Management
  • Central Shipping and Receiving
  • SAP and Inventory Management Support for Decentralized Locations
  • Short-term Storage
  • Surplus Property Management