About Us

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Paul Porter
Director of Purchasing

Cheryl Kinzig
Board of Control Coordinator
(216) 443-5881

Jennifer Howard
Administrative Officer
(216) 443-5851


What We Do

The Department of Purchasing is responsible for the procurement of equipment, materials, supplies, construction, and services for all County departments, agencies, and elected officials in a manner which is cost effective and in compliance with the laws of the State of Ohio and the policies of Cuyahoga County.

Duties include:

  • Implementing formal and informal bidding procedures for items covered by competitive bidding policies and laws.
  • Processing sole source and emergency purchases.
  • Maintaining records of purchases, bids, vendor listings and sales of surplus property.
  • Monitoring purchases to ensure compliance with County policies.

Contact Us




Cuyahoga County Administrative Headquarters
2079 East Ninth Street, Second Floor
Cleveland, OH 44115