The Harford County Department of Procurement, established by Section 414 of the Harford County Charter, has three operating
The Procurement Operations Division is charged with responsibility for purchasing, in the matter prescribed
by the Council, supplies and contractual services (including capital projects and consultant services) needed by all agencies
of the county-or by other public or quasi-public agencies that elect to use its services.
The purchasing agent assigned to each County department has full responsibility for advertising, soliciting,
and evaluating bids and proposals for each requirement estimated to exceed $25,000 in value. In addition, assigned agents review
and approve open market purchases to ensure that agencies with delegated authority for these smaller transactions adhere fully to
Section 41-27 of the Harford County Code.
The Fleet Management Division provides oversight to, and administers, contract fleet management and
maintenance of the County's inventory of over 900 automobiles, light trucks, heavy equipment and lawn care items.
The Property Management Division is responsible for the acquisition, sale or lease of real property for
Harford County, in accordance with and in the manner prescribed by federal, state and local law. Acquisitions range from
commercial office buildings to park land and sites for bridges, utility lines and roads. Functions include title examination,
contract and deed preparation, appraisal, negotiation and property settlement.