Welcome to Purchasing
Home Page for the Department of Purchasing
Click on "Solicitation Tracker" under the Resources section to the left for Specifications, Tally Sheets, and Award Information.
Congratulations to Shari Colvin, Deputy Director
Shari Colvin has earned recognition from the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) by obtaining the CPPO (Certified Public Procurement Officer) credential. Shari attained this distinction by meeting high standards of proficiency in public procurement as demonstrated by substantial professional experience, procurement related coursework and superior examination performance. Shari joins Sheri Chapman, CPPO, Director of Purchasing, in achieving the designation.
Additionally, all senior staff in the department have previously earned other professional certifications:
Greg Smith, Business Analyst C: CPPB; CPM
Rose Kee, Senior Buyer: CPPB
Deborah Merritt-Ham, Senior Buyer: CPPB, VCO
Keith Gordon, Senior Buyer: CPPB
Department of Purchasing
Recognized as a Leader in Procurement
The City of Newport News Department of Purchasing continues to be nationally recognized for innovation, professionalism, productivity, e-procurement, and leadership in the procurement profession.
The department 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.
Three times (1999, 2003, 2007), the department has been awarded the National Purchasing Institute’s (NPI) Achievement of Excellence in Procurement award. This prestigious award is presented to those organizations that demonstrate to an independent committee a level of excellence by obtaining a high rating based on standardized criteria.
For the second time, the department has been awarded the Outstanding Agency Accreditation Achievement Award (OA4). This award recognizes those agencies that lead the public procurement profession. Accreditation certification is valid for three years.
All of the senior staff have achieved and hold current professional certifications.
Newport News Department of Purchasing has been a leader in reaching out to the business community. We are members of the Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council, promote partnerships with the Department of Minority Business Enterprise, and provide opportunities for all to bid through utilization of e-gov platforms including our own website www.nngov.com/purchasing, eVA – the state’s procurement site, as well as NNTV and other third-party organizations.
Whatever it takes, we get it done!
PURCHASING DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBILITIES
The Purchasing Department 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 Department also oversees operation of the City's Central Mail Service, the Central Warehouse, the City Hall Motor Pool, Graphics Services and the Printshop.
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.
Use the links in the column at the left for Services & Resources offered on the web and in the column at the right to email staff. Scroll down for special announcements and more information.