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​Bureau of Procurement and Contract Management (BPCM)

BPCM is responsible for actively supporting the goals of DHS and its program offices by purchasing and acquiring essential goods and services. The Bureau 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. DHS has established policies in issuing solicitations according to the Procurement Code (62 Pa.C.S.A. §102(f)) and the policies, procedures, and guidelines of Manual 215.3, Procurement Handbook. In addition, DHS issues solicitations for grants in accordance with Management Directive 305.20 (Amended), Grant Administration governed by the Office of the Budget, Bureau of Payable Services.

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


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BPCM supports the following Program Areas with:

  • Solicitations,
  • Procurements, and
  • Grants.

We also provide instruction and guidance to the facility purchasers that reside under OMHSAS, ODP, and OCYF.

Small Business Opportunities

DHS supports Governor Shapiro's Executive Order 2023-18, Improving State Government Contracting Opportunities for Pennsylvania's Small Businesses and Small Diverse Businesses. DHS is committed to supporting the programs that are implemented by the Department of General Services, Bureau of Diversity, Inclusion, and Small Business Opportunities (BDISBO) that are meant to increase contracting opportunities for Small Business (SB), Small Diverse Business (SDB), and Small Veteran Business Enterprise (VBE) across Pennsylvania. In reference to becoming a Certified Small Business, please review the resources by visiting the Department of General Services, Bureau of Diversity, Inclusion, and Small Business Opportunities (BDISBO) website for information related to the Small Business Reserve (SBR) Program and the Goal Setting Program.

Communication Guidelines During the Solicitation Process:

Once a solicitation commences, all communications for the solicitation must be directed to the BPCM Issuing Officer. The BPCM Issuing Officer is the sole point of contact for a solicitation from issuance until award. The issuing officer contact information is within each solicitation. DHS Solicitations can be found at PA eMarketplace.

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Ally WullbrandtBureau Director awullbrand@pa.gov717-214-8104
VACANTAssistant Bureau DirectorVACANT
Eric McCoy 
IT Procurement and Grants Section
Dave StillionsProcurement and Grants Section dstillions@pa.gov717-787-7071
Merry MitchellDivision of Compliance and Quality Assurance mermitchel@pa.gov717-783-1083
Karen KernE-Grants Coordinator kakern@pa.gov717-772-2058