Calahan Consulting

Address: Michigan, United States
Phone: 248-228-7953

About Calahan Consulting

Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Consulting

Specializing in services for businesses, associations, colleges, universities, as well as local and state government.

  • Procurement Strategy, Process Reinvention and Advisory Services (Specializing in IT)
  • Bid Debrief and Protest
  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
  • Pre and Post Award Advising and Sales Team Training
  • Veteran/Minority/Women Owned, Small Business, HUB or Qualified Opportunity Zone Advising Services
  • Procurement Services
  • Contract Management and Compliance
  • Category Management and Spend Analysis

Heather Calahan, Managing Partner

A licensed attorney with 24 years in government operations and public procurement experience, I served as the State of Michigan’s Information Technology Procurement Director from 2017 to 2020. In this position, I played a key role on a team that spearheaded one of the largest procurement transformation initiatives in the country. This effort placed Michigan in the #1 position for state procurement, as recognized by the Governing Institute in 2019.


My work experience has given me the opportunity to collaborate across all State of Michigan government departments and agencies, and with local government, providing procurement advisory services and project development. This included analyzing, redesigning, and implementing:

  • Strategic staffing and organizational strategy

  • Enterprise-wide procurement strategy with an emphasis on promoting the role and visibility of procurement

  • Small and large-scale process improvements

  • Spend analysis and category management

  • State of Michigan Procurement Policy Manual

  • RFP and contract templates for Commodities, Services, and Information Technology

  • Contract management and compliance

In addition, I have direct experience with government regulation, compliance, security, labor relations and charitable gaming. (Michigan Lottery; Department of Technology, Management, and Budget; Department of Corrections; Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, and Department of Health and Human Services).

Calahan Consulting works with businesses, associations, townships, cities, counties, and state governments. I look forward to exploring how my expertise can assist you and your team in taking your business to the next level.