Search 495218 Procurement Specialist I (P4)

Under the general direction of the University Director of Capital Projects and Facilities Procurement (CPFP), and/or his/her designee, the University seeks to hire a Procurement Specialist I (Purchasing Agent II) to support the University’s capital program (which includes the Next Generation/UCONN 2000) by prequalifying design professional services and construction contractors, soliciting competitive bids, and negotiating in an open, fair, and competitive manner.

Primary responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to, utilize existing policies, procedures, and statutes to support and/or plan, develop and organize all phases of assigned responsibilities for prequalification, bidding, awarding, contracting, and contract administration functions of construction, design professional services, and service maintenance related procurement efforts; receive, process, and approve requisitions and purchase orders for goods and services (within approve authority level); determine most appropriate delivery method of procurement of goods and services in accordance with federal/state statutes and University policies and procedures; assist with and/or prepare and solicit competitive bids from qualified vendors; assist with and/or define and negotiate appropriate terms and conditions on behalf of the University relative to contractual obligations; recommend and/or authorize the purchase of goods and services and ensures the unique needs of the University are being addressed with needs analysis, scheduling, knowledge of local/regional construction industry and market as well as industry trends.

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