The purpose of this position is to optimize the acquisition and life cycle costs of materials, equipment, and services that are necessary for INDOT to perform its mission. To make this contribution, and while working within the laws of the state as implemented by INDOT rules, policies and procedures, this position must keep abreast of the latest technologies and trends related to the transportation industry, as well as the procurement methodologies that facilitate “best value”.
Through the Procurement Section, INDOT purchases upwards of $75 million dollars per year in goods and/or services related to the upkeep and maintenance of Indiana’s highway system and office support systems. Although some purchases are “local”, many of the products and services purchased are centrally coordinated. This involves the use of term contracts, service contract agreements, Request for Proposals (RFPs), Request for Information (RFIs), special purchasing programs and other instruments not established on the local level. Under the supervision of the Procurement Manager, the buyer is responsible to assist in facilitating many of the goods and/or services purchased under these programs to ensure that the State’s true needs are met both effectively and economically.
Incumbent performs a variety of administrative functions associated within the Procurement Section of the Office of Procurement and Project Accounting under the direction of the Procurement Manager. Specific duties include:
- Develop solicitations and procurement contracts;
- Review and evaluate vendor proposals and offers;
- Review and research, as necessary, to understand the product or service characteristics of the procurement request;
- Interpret and clarify the principles, practices and procedures applicable to INDOT procurement to vendors, field procurement agents, and other parties;
- Evaluate the capability of prospective vendors and performance of vendors under contract; through facility visitations; vendor / INDOT conferences; and internal discussions with INDOT staff and field customers, field procurement agents, and specification writers.
Seven (7) years work experience in accounting; business administration; business administration; purchasing or as a fiscal officer; or accredited college training in a related field.
The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement plans and accrued leave.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Job ID: 595701
Job Type: Full-time
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