Don Greenwood

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Procurement Service When You Need It

Procurement Service When You Need It

Among the advantages Burns & McDonnell has in the design-build industry are the knowledge, experience and dedication of our procurement professionals.

Thorough integration of procurement activities in the overall program management, design and construction processes allow for seamless delivery of engineering equipment and materials at the specified time.

Over the years, Burns & McDonnell has executed a wide variety of projects, in size and complexity, that provide our clients with the best opportunity to achieve success.

Knowing the Ropes

Our relationships with suppliers, subcontractors and service providers, and reputation in the industry allow us to offer the best overall procurement solution.

Procurement activities generally include supplier qualification, preparation and issuance of bid documents, tabulation and evaluation of proposals, negotiations, development of purchase recommendations, issuance and administration of purchase orders (through close-out), material and design submittal, expediting, and source inspection. The key to the procurement effort is proactive planning with a focus on long lead or critical items.


Desired material delivery dates are achieved by a well-planned expediting process. Expediting activities are planned for each project before orders are placed. The activities are designed to detect and resolve potential problems at the earliest possible stage.

Supplier Qualification and Quality Assurance

Burns & McDonnell requires suppliers and contractors in our database to possess effective programs for quality assurance and quality control.

We verify the effectiveness of these programs by reviewing written documents and/or auditing the program before or during the procurement phase.