What You'll Learn
2. Understand jurisdictional discretion by the courts.
3. Describe the difference between mandatory and persuasive authority when reviewing the courts' opinions.
Kirk Buffington retired in June 2019, from the City of Fort Lauderdale, where he spent the last five years as Director of Finance. Prior to serving in that capacity he served the City as Deputy Director of Finance, Director of Procurement Services, and Deputy Director of Administrative Services. Before coming to the City of Fort Lauderdale, Kirk was the Purchasing Agent for Osceola County. In addition, Mr. Buffington has purchasing experience with the Orange County School Board, and as a Grocery Buyer with the Wal-Mart Corporation, and as a Receiving Supervisor with the Walt Disney World Co. He has a B.S. in Business Administration from Florida State University, and an MBA, with a concentration in Procurement and Acquisitions Management, from Webster University, St. Louis, MO. Mr. Buffington served as President of the Florida Association of Public Purchasing Officers and was elected to the NIGP Board of Directors in July 2003, and served as President of NIGP in 2008-2009. In addition to his activities with NIGP, Mr. Buffington has also served the National Purchasing Institute, NPI, on their Selection and Evaluation Committee for the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award. Mr. Buffington co-authored the NIGP text “The Legal Aspects of Public Purchasing” now in its third edition and has published various articles concerning Procurement Case Law both in local news blogs, and in nationally peer reviewed academic journals. In January, 2022, Mr. Buffington was admitted to the Masters of Legal Studies Program at the University of Cincinnati School of Law.
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