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The Division of Purchases and Supplies is a division of the Department of Finance, and is the central office through which all purchases for the City of Cleveland are made. All purchases are processed in accordance with the Charter and all City policies and ordinances of the City of Cleveland, and under the direction of the Board of Control.

The Division of Purchases & Supplies:

  • procures quality commodities and services at the lowest possible cost and in a timely manner through effective and efficient competitive bidding,
  • maintains citywide requirements contracts, and
  • maximizes return on the disposal of surplus property, real and personal.

As a centralized purchasing operation, written purchase orders signed by the Commissioner of Purchases and Supplies are required prior to the delivery of supplies or services. The City is not responsible for verbal orders placed by employees outside the Division of Purchases and Supplies.

Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm Eastern Time
Email Address:


General Phone Number 216-664-2620
Fax Number 216-664-2177
Bids (over $50,000) - Susanne Robinson 216-664-2628
Contracts - Carmella Davis 216-664-2627
Tax Exempt Certificates - Barbara Beasley 216-664-4717
Senior Buyer - Lisha Strickland 216-664-2625
Buyer - Jules Gilliam 216-664-2621
Buyer - James Hutcheson 216-664-2622
Purchasing Supervisor - Deborah Midgett 216-664-2624
Commissioner - James Hardy 216-664-2629

Department of Finance
Sharon A. Dumas, Director
601 Lakeside Ave., Room 104
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

P: 216.664.2536
F: 216.664.2535
Relay Service: 711
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