Office of Procurement (PRO)

What the Department Does
The mission of the Office of Procurement (PRO) is to preserve the public trust and ensure the integrity of the County's procurement process through the efficiency and effectiveness of the procurement of goods, services, and construction in accordance with best practices, resulting in the highest value for County government and its residents.

Turn The Curve Performance Agreement Measures

Turn the Curve (TTC) is a straightforward method of problem-solving and strategic planning designed to identify ways of improving the services that the County provides to residents and other customers. It requires County departments and employees to look at problems through a different lens and go through a five-step process to identify innovative ways to improve the outcomes of the government's programs and initiatives. TTC leverages the experience and brainpower that already exists in the organization: Department directors and staff at all levels work together to develop new ways to approach their work.
 Departments have completed an agreement with County leadership that formalized their TTC work. Below is a link to the complete PRO agreement, at the heart of which are the three performance measures shown in the graphs below.

Percent of Procurements Meeting An Agreed-Upon Timeline
To promote transparency, improve communication and timeliness, the Office of Procurement collaborates with departments to establish mutually agreeable dates to meet specific milestones through the lifecycle of a solicitation. This measure reflects adherence to the established agreed-to dates for formal solicitations (Invitation for Bids (IFB) and Requests for Proposals (RFP).
Percentage of Cost Savings Resulting From Eligible Spend
Procurement encourages cost savings to maximize taxpayer dollars while ensuring stakeholder compliance and meeting all legal requirements. 
Percent of Dollars Allocated to Local Businesses Through the Procurement Process
This measure shows the percentage of the dollars encumbered through purchase orders with vendors having a Montgomery County business location. When compared with overall procurement spending, this measure provides a picture of the relative position of the local business community and provides insight for policy makers regarding the laws and programs affecting local vendor participation.

Department Performance Measures 

Montgomery County departments are broken out into discrete programs for the purposes of Outcome Based Budgeting. A program is an activity or set of activities performed by County government that has:
  • identifiable costs for budgeting purposes
  • a clear public purpose and measurable results, and
  • clear lines of accountability for its performance and financial management
 It is said that the “story of the program” can be conveyed in five or fewer performance measures. The following are the performance measures for programs within the Office of Procurement. In our performance framework there are three categories of measures:
  • How much did we do? (quantity)
  • How well did we do it? (quality)
  • Is anyone better off? (effect or impact)

Approved Budget 

Click on chart to explore how Procurement is funded.