Procurement and Contracting Services
The L.A. Care Procurement and Contracting Services Department (“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 and vendors involved in the provision of products, services, and capital assets for L.A. Care. Bid processes 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.