"Quality People Providing Quality Service"

Purchasing Division

Finance Department

Columbus Consolidated Government

P.O. Box 1340

Columbus, GA 31902-1340

Telephone: 706-653-4105

Fax: 706-653-4109


Our Mission

To provide professional procurement service, guidance and assistance to City departments in obtaining goods and services. To exercise ethical practices and fair competition in our dealings with vendors in areas of procurement. To continue to strive for the most economic, innovative, and expeditious methods to achieve the City's purchasing requirements through research and staff development.


Division Profile

The Purchasing Division of the Department of Finance is responsible for securing all supplies, tools, equipment and services required for City operations consistent with the procurement ordinance. In addition, the division is responsible for the protection, preservation, proper storage and disposal of surplus materials and equipment. The Purchasing division acts as a liaison between the vendor and the City's various departments.


Purchasing Management:

The Purchasing Manager reports directly to the Director of Finance, thus ensuring procurement techniques and strategies are consistent with stated management plans and directives of city officials and the director's office.

Division Head

Andrea McCorvey, CPPB
Purchasing Manager

Purchasing Card Administrator


Capital Purchases Team

The Capital Purchases Team is responsible for capital purchases and capital improvement project purchases approved per fiscal year.

Della Lewis, CPPB
Buyer Specialist, DBE Liaison Officer, Team Lead
Responsible for Construction, Professional Services, and DBE Coordination.

Sandra Chandler
Buyer I
Responsible for vehicles, equipment and supplies.


Annual Contract Team

The Annual Contract Team is responsible for administering and tracking all annual contracts.

Betty Hughey, CPPB
Buyer II, Team Lead
Responsible for Professional Services Contracts, Communications Contracts, Major Equipment Maintenance Contracts, Uniforms, Office Supplies.

Kevin Robertson
Buyer I
Responsible for Various Supplies and Equipment Contracts for Public Safety, Public Services and Facilities Maintenance, Services Contracts, Ground Maintenance, Inmate Supplies, and the Bid Web page.


Other Team Members

Jennifer Robinson
Purchasing Technician
Responsible for purchase order processing, daily fuel quotes, Advantage trainer and surplus inventory.

Margaret Gallops
Fiscal Technician I
Responsible for vendor maintenance and purchasing card reconciliation.


Contact Information

Specific Procurement Inquiries?

Andrea McCorvey

Purchasing Division
Finance Department
P.O. Box 1340
Columbus, GA 31902-1340
Telephone 706-653-4105
FAX 706-653-4109

Specific Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Inquiries?

Della Lewis, DBE Liaison Officer
Purchasing Division
Finance Department
P.O. Box 1340
Columbus, GA 31902-1340
Telephone 706-653-4105
Fax 706-653-4109