Melanie Webster

Melanie Webster, NIGP-CPP, CPPB, CCPO
Telephone: 443-809-4334

E-mail address for General Inquires (including requisitions)
This link sends you directly to the Purchasing E-mail address 

The Office of Purchasing is responsible for coordinating and issuing of all solicitations for commodities, construction and renovations, equipment, furnishings, instructional materials, and services in compliance with federal and state statutory regulations (Article §5-112, Annotated Code of Maryland, Education), and Board of Education policies, procedures and rules. They ensure all bid specifications and contract documents are designed to optimize the quality of goods and services while at the same time minimizing the financial risk to the school system. The Purchasing Department strives to offer a fair and equitable bidding environment and to encourage minority and small business participation in all contracts.

We will provide expertise in procurement through effective communication, the innovative management of contracts, and the development of efficient tools which will result in successful 21st Century students. We will partner with our customers to cooperatively develop solutions, education and information that add value to the school system. 
The Office of Purchasing educates, guides, and supports customers by providing timely and efficient delivery of procurement services. We demonstrate high standards of proficiency in compliance with policies, rules and governmental regulations to guarantee the success of all stakeholders while preserving public trust.  


2023 NPI award

2005 - 2023 National Institute Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award Winner


Non-Binding Nature of this Publication

This publication is designed solely to provide general summary information to those who wish to conduct business through the Office of Purchasing of Baltimore County Public Schools. As such, it is not necessarily complete, authoritative, or legally binding.

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