This page will be used to keep you informed of the HUD Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO) organizational mission and strategiec objectives.
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer
- The Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) was created in 1998 as part of the HUD 2020 Management Reform Plan to serve as the focal point to reform, streamline and improve procurement operations.
- The CPO serves as the DepartmentÔÇÖs Senior Procurement Executive.
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- The Office of the CPO is responsible for obtaining all contracted goods and services required by the Department efficiently and in the most cost-effective manner possible to enable the Department to meet its strategic objectives.
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OCPO Services and Products
OCPO provides vital logistic support to the Department's program offices and other support offices in meeting their mission needs and provides leadership throughout the Department for fundamentally sound business practices. OCPO's products and services include:
- Acquiring by contracts, simplified acquisitions, and interagency agreements products and services needed to support the Department's programmatic missions and infrastructure (e.g., information technology).
- Assisting program offices in defining and specifying their procurement needs.
- Serving as a member of the Department's Contract Management Review Board and advising top Departmental management on the best use of contracting strategies for meeting the Department's business needs.
- Providing advice, guidance, and technical assistance to all Departmental offices on matters concerning procurement.
- In concert with the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, developing and implementing strategies and methods to help ensure the participation of small businesses in HUD's procurements.
- Developing and maintaining the currency of all Departmental procurement guidance including regulations, policies, and procedures.
- Providing oversight of the Department's Field Contracting Operations and providing them with technical assistance and coordination.
- Developing programs to enhance the development of a professional contracting and contract oversight work force within the Department, and assuring that contracting personnel meet minimum Government-wide levels of training and experience established by the Office of Federal Procurement Policy.
- Overseeing the maintenance and enhancement, as needed, of the Department's procurement database systems (HUD Procurement System and Small Purchase System), and ensuring the accuracy of the data contained in them.
- Reporting current HUD contracting data to other Federal agencies (e.g., FPDS, OMB, Congress).
- Maintaining the OCPO Internet and intranet web pages, ensuring accuracy and currency of content and the functionality of the sites.
- Developing and implementing procurement reforms including initiatives to reduce administrative costs and other burdens that the procurement function imposes on the Federal Government and the private sector.
- Developing and maintaining the currency of the Department's procurement standards and evaluating Departmental procurement activities against those standards.
- Providing current information on all aspects of HUD's procurement to the general public and other governmental agencies, responding promptly to inquiries from external parties (e.g., Congress).
- Providing technical assistance to HUD funding recipients (e.g., State and local governments, nonprofit organizations, etc.) in the conduct of their own HUD-funded procurement activities.