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​Bureau of Procurement and Contract Management

The Bureau of Procurement and Contract Management (BPCM) is responsible for actively supporting the goals of DHS and its program offices by purchasing and acquiring essential goods and services.  BPCM also manages solicitations and the review and award process for grant agreements.

The work of BPCM is essential for DHS to carry out its mission of assisting Pennsylvanians in achieving safe, healthy, and productive lives, while being an accountable steward of Commonwealth resources.

The goals of BPCM are to:

    • Acquire essential goods and services in a fair, reasonable, and timely manner
    • Provide outstanding customer service, responding to requests in a timely manner
    • Develop our staff, building a team of procurement professionals that have cross-functional knowledge of all program areas served by BPCM
    • Educate on the procurement processes, including ethics and professionalism
    • Continuously strive to enhance and improve our processes utilizing Lean principles

DeShawn Lewis, Director
Bureau of Procurement and Contract Management
(717) 772-2231

Allyson Wullbrandt, Assistant Director
Bureau of Procurement and Contract Management
(717) 214-8104

Karen Kern, Chief
IT Procurement and Grants Section
(717) 772-2058

Dave Stillions, Chief
Procurement and Grants Section
(717) 787-7071

Merry Mitchell, Chief
Division of Compliance and Quality Assurance
(717) 783-1083