The Purchasing Department is responsible for the procurement of supplies and services for the Executive (Health & Hospital Corporation (HHC) administration and its programs) and Public Health divisions (Marion County Public Health Department).

The general pattern for handling purchases is as follows:

  • A request (requisition) is initiated by a department requiring products/services and sent to the Purchasing Department.
  • Complete and accurate specifications are determined.
  • Good business practices are followed in determining best offer for required materials or services.
  • A purchase order number is used in placing orders (by the Purchasing Department only) and the receipt of an invoice is necessary before payment can be made.

Mission Statement

To responsively and efficiently manage the procurement of supplies and services for HHC while maintaining the highest level of professional ethics and integrity with courteous and dedicated assistance to internal and external customers.

The Purchasing Department will manage the procurement process in order to acquire quality supplies and services at the lowest price; give timely and effective support to insure that the requirements of HHC’s services to the community are met; provide potential suppliers with equal consideration of their products and services; instill public confidence that contracts are awarded in an equitable and economical manner.

Minority Business Development

HHC is committed to purchasing goods and services from a diverse pool of suppliers, including minority, women, veteran and disability owned businesses. Accordingly, we post sales opportunities on our website.

For more information about minority, women, veteran and disability owned businesses and certification, please visit:
City of Indianapolis Minority and Women Business Development
State of Indiana Minority and Women’s Business Enterprise Division

Contact Information

3838 N. Rural St., Suite 810, Indianapolis, IN 46205

Adelaide Mhlanga, purchasing director
Phone: 317-221-2038
Fax: 317-221-3111

Gisella Padilla-Stanley, purchasing administrator
Phone: 317-221-2022 (habla espanol)
Fax: 317-221-3111