Under general direction, performs a variety of technical tasks in the procurement of equipment, materials, and supplies for the University; administers the competitive bidding process; develops, reviews, and monitors contracts; provides customer support to departmental representatives; provides financial and administrative analyses in support of purchasing and centralized service functions; develops and implements contract and purchasing policies and procedures; and performs related work as required.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Business or Public Administration, Business Law, Finance, Supply Chain Management, or related field. Minimum three (3) years progressively responsible experience in public purchasing.
MBA or master's degree in related field Certification by a recognized professional organization such as Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO), Certified Public Procurement Buyer (CPPB) or equivalent Five (5) years related experience
Essential Functions and percent of time::
Interprets procurement policies and procedures and advises client departments on the procurement process, including the most appropriate method of procurement for the acquisition of desired goods and services (e.g. request for quotation, formal competitive bidding, single/sole source).
Provides guidance to staff and client departments in preparing procurement documents including scope of services and/or specifications, required bid documents including invitation to negotiate (ITN), request for quote (RFQs), and related contract documents for commodities, supplies and equipment.
Participates in the review and analysis of bids and quotes, and the selection of qualified bidders. As part of bid process, may establish blanket purchase agreements with vendors setting dollar limits and length of contract limitations.
Participates and may lead Evaluation Committees for the review of ITNs/RFQs, the interviewing and selection of vendors (contractors, consultants, service providers) and the negotiation of pricing and other contract terms.
Serves as a point of contact for vendors during the ITN/RFQ process. Responds to questions from vendors concerning proposals, bids and procurement guidelines.
25% – Reviews university purchasing requests through the electronic requisition system and approves department Requisitions or Purchase Orders in the system as a lead buyer for the University.
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