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About This Site

Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) is the 25th largest school system in the U.S. and covers over 600 square miles.  BCPS operates 173 schools, programs, and centers, serving over 111,000 students.  Over 21,000 employees, including over 8,900 classroom teachers, serve our schools.  Our annual combined budget is approximately $1.87 billion (FY17).

 This is a searchable web site of BCPS’ annual expenditures greater than $25,000 by vendor for all fiscal years commencing FY 2011 (July 2010 – June 2011).  The data includes payments made by BCPS, excluding payroll, retiree, and tax data.  Information includes vendor name, location, purpose of expenditures, and whether they are a minority business enterprise.  Visitors can easily find expenditures for a specific vendor by name or zip code using the “Supplier Search” located on the right side of the page.

For further information, please contact the BCPS Office of Purchasing at 443-809-4334 or BCPSpurchasing@bcps.org.  As part of its transparency requirements, BCPS provides information about its spend with MBE businesses throughout Spotlightonspend.  If a vendor is an MBE business, a small notepad icon will appear next to the vendor’s name, and the notes field will contain ‘MBE Vendor FY (Year Covered)’.  Please note that this functionality will also be used to add notes to particular vendors where a brief explanation of the spend with that vendor will be helpful to the end user in better understanding BCPS expenditures.

Click on the Spend By Category link above to continue.