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Procurement Agent III

at Forsyth Government County

Pay: $53291 to $87930/year
$53291 - $87930
Posted: 1/20/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2589277
Keywords: purchasing

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Summary

Interprets, applies, and ensures compliance with state/local purchasing contracts and all applicable laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations; monitors new/proposed legislation for potential impact on County operations; confers with legal department regarding insurance and legal issues.
Processes a variety of documentation associated with department operations, within designated timeframes and per established procedures; prepares complex proposals, formal contracts, bids, and quotes for goods/services; expedites time-sensitive requests or documentation.
Negotiates contracts for various professional services and/or construction projects; solicits bids or quotations from appropriate vendors; works with department staff to write bid specifications; determines need/type of insurance and bonding required for proposals; prepares construction bid documents and requests for proposals; prepares advertisements for publication; coordinates and facilitates pre-bid conferences; conducts bid openings and receives, logs, tabulates, and evaluates bids and quotations; conducts pre-qualifications to determine contractors' capability to provide equipment or service; manages proposal evaluation process and serves on Selection Committees; provides supervisor and/or departments with bid tabulation results and recommendations of lowest responsive/responsible bidder; presents bids to Board of Commissioners as required; negotiates pricing, terms, and conditions of potential contracts; prepares contracts for signature.
Manages the award process; advises user departments through bid/award process; receives, reviews, and recommends changes to department recommendations to ensure legality/equity of awards in accordance with federal, state and local purchasing guidelines; compiles agenda requests for Board of Commissioners and furnishes information to clarify agenda items.
Performs project management; coordinates and monitors work of contractors and consultants; schedules construction work; reviews progress reports; reviews payment requests from contractors and approves as appropriate.
Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate's degree with course work emphasis in Purchasing, Procurement, Business Administration, or a related field; supplemented by four (4) years previous experience and/or training that includes contract administration, purchasing, procurement, and personal computer operations; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.