The L.A. Care Procurement Department oversees the purchasing process to ensure that purchasing policies and standards are followed at all times. L.A. Care Health Plan's purchasing approach aims to provide the organization with efficient, cost effective and competitive purchasing methods.
The Procurement Department is primarily responsible for coordinating all bid preparations, communications and negotiations with contractors, vendors and suppliers involved in the provision of products, services and capital assets for L.A. Care. Bid processes (Request for Proposals/RFPs, etc.) may be conducted and coordinated by other departments provided the Procurement Department oversees the process to ensure that purchasing policies and standards are adhered to during the process.
All requests for purchases are reviewed and approved by the Procurement Department.