PRO Launch

2022 NACo Achievement Award Winner

Montgomery County, Md., MD

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About the Program

Category: Information Technology (Best in Category)

Year: 2022

Montgomery County strives to achieve its objective of conducting government actions in accordance with the fundamental principles of openness, transparency, and due process. The Office of Procurement manages over 2,600 contracts is mandated to maintain a centralized system to track and process contracting actions for internal and external customers. A protocol was needed to eliminate the operational inefficiency of manually processing actions pertaining to contract expiration and options for extensions. Creation of a web-based data application program has ensured effective and professional service delivery of specific procurement functions by integrating workflow analysis throughout the organization processes. Key contract management indicators are set in pre-defined modules that align real time dynamic reporting data with contract deadlines, policies and directives. PRO Launch provides the Office of Procurement with a web-based tool to expedite the efficient, effective, and professional delivery of specific Procurement functions and services. The application was developed in a highly collaborative manner with Procurement’s Technical and Operations staff responsible for different components of the system while leveraging existing resources for development, thereby eliminating the need for any incremental investment or funding. The PRO Launch application was developed, maintained in-house at no cost, and was fully implemented in 6 months.