Recognized as a Leader in Procurement
The City of Newport News Office of Purchasing, a Division of the Department of Finance, continues to be nationally recognized for innovation, professionalism, productivity, e-procurement, and leadership in the procurement profession. The office has been a member of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) since 1949, and is a charter member of the Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing.
Accreditation for Quality Public Procurement Departments
For the 3rd time, the office has been awarded the Accreditation for Quality Public Procurement Departments (Formerly known as Outstanding Agency Accreditation Achievement Award). This award recognizes those agencies that lead the public procurement profession. Accreditation certification is valid for 3 years.
Business Community Outreach
We coordinate services with the Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council, promote partnerships with the Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity, and provide opportunities for all to bid through utilization of e-gov platforms including our own website, eVA - the state's procurement site, as well as NNTV and other 3rd-party organizations.
Whatever it takes, we get it done.
The Office of Purchasing is responsible for the purchase of all materials, supplies, services, construction, and equipment for all city departments and agencies, and is responsible for the centralized control and disposal of excess, obsolete, and salvageable materials and equipment. The office also oversees operation of the City's Central Mail Service, the Central Warehouse, and the Print Shop.
Through our minority program, we seek to facilitate the establishment, preservation, and strengthening of small businesses and businesses owned by women and minorities and to encourage their participation in the City's procurement activities.