Adam-Buchanan, Business strategy and procurement in nyc, Capalino

Adam Buchanan


As a Principal on Capalino’s Business Strategy team, Adam leverages his expertise in the world of New York City government to assist clients in the pursuit of procurement opportunities as well as the development and execution of successful go-to-market strategies.


Adam has significant experience in drafting executive orders, local laws/rules/regulations, contract negotiations, the City’s standard terms and conditions, various discretionary and competitive procurement methods, and the City’s logistical operations. Adam also has a deep knowledge of the City’s Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise program.

Prior to joining Capalino, Adam served as Acting Deputy Commissioner for Citywide Procurement at the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), managing an annual portfolio of over $1B in goods and services contracts as well as the City’s Central Storehouse and surplus property disposition operations. Before joining DCAS, Adam served as Associate General Counsel, and then Deputy Chief Contracting Officer, of the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT), working on construction procurements, revocable consents, and lighting, signage and streetscape amenity maintenance agreements with business improvement districts. Prior to DOT, Adam began his career as a Staff Attorney at the New York City Mayor’s Office of Contracts, providing legal advice to the City’s Chief Procurement Officer as well as oversight of the City’s franchises and concessions.

Adam is a member of the New York Bar and earned a Juris Doctor from New York Law School as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Adam lives with his wife and two children in Montclair, NJ.


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Navigating Procurement Opportunities with NYC Government to Enable Business Growth


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