Purchasing Agent, Senior

Entity: Broward County
Salary: $66,505.71 - $106,143.02
Closing Date: 1/31/2019
Description: The Broward County Board of County Commissioners Purchasing Division is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Senior Purchasing Agent. The Purchasing Division is charged with the responsibility to procure all goods, services and construction for agencies under the supervision of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners. Over $600 million goods and services are procured by the Purchasing Division each year. The Purchasing Division has been nationally recognized, receiving the National Institute of Government Procurement's Outstanding Agency Accreditation Award (OA4), and the National Procurement Institute's Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award. Additionally, it has received the Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials, Inc. (FAPPO) Award of Excellence in Public Procurement. General Description Review, analyze, and make recommendations on large scale procurements through the County's central purchasing system. Responsible to bind the County for the purchase of commodities and/or services up to an authorized threshold. Works independently, under limited supervision, reporting major activities through periodic meetings. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary. Manages, prepares, and analyzes competitive sealed bids, competitive sealed proposals, requests for quotations and requests for statements of qualifications. Reviews and evaluates specifications, scope of services, or statements of work and provides guidance and direction to using agencies to ensure competitive and non-restrictive requirements. Prepare solicitations for commodities, services and construction projects. Evaluates vendor responses for responsiveness, responsibility, and compliance with solicitation requirements. Performs solicitation award processes, including agenda reports. Performs research on prospective sources, industry trends, economic trends, legislation, internal guidelines, regulatory requirements, and funding source (grant) requirements. Recommends revised or new procedures. Prepares memoranda requesting special conditions for solicitations, makes recommendations for award/rejection of solicitations, or responses to vendor issues or protests. Reviews and analyzes existing contracts prior to expiration to determine whether the contract should be renewed or re-solicited and prepares recommendations for renewals. Processes recommend contract renewals. Reviews projects with agents (solicitations, awards, agendas, vendor issues, etc.); trains new and existing agents; reviews and approves documentation prepared by subordinates. Reviews, analyzes and resolves complex purchasing issues. Determines the appropriate terms, conditions, pricing structure, specifications, and forms for procurements. Responsible for conducting presentations, outreach events, or pre-bid/proposal conferences Performs related work as assigned.
Qualifications: Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public or business administration or closely related field. Requires four (4) years in a large centralized purchasing operation including two (2) years in public sector purchasing and supervisory experience involving either projects or staff or closely related experience. Or any equivalent combination of relevant experience and training. Special Certifications and Licenses Required: None. Preferences: Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) Certified Professional Public Officer (CPPO) Master in Business or Public Administration Juris Doctorate Government Procurement for: Architectural & Engineering Services; Construction; Janitorial Service for large facilities; Information Technology or any equivalent Electronic Bidding or Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Additional Information: BROWARD COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND PROVIDER OF SERVICES APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.broward.org/careers 115 S. Andrews Ave. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-4800 (954) 831-4000
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(954) 831-4000