Purchasing Agent

  • Company: Manassas City Public Schools
  • Location: Manassas, Virginia 20110 United States
  • Salary: $64,232 to $112,803
  • Date Posted: January 8, 2021
  • Closing Date: February 5, 2021


  • Serves as liaison between suppliers and all schools and departments for the procurement of goods and services.
  • Analyzes purchase requisitions to determine the most cost-effective procedure to procure goods and services.
  • Develops and/or reviews bid specifications and requests for proposals for goods and services.
  • Solicits quotes, proposals, and/or bids in accordance with established policy, laws and regulations.
  • Schedules and conducts meetings with contractors and department personnel as needed to ensure requirements are clearly communicated.
  • Compiles information and creates bid tabulation reports on all bids received; applies evaluation criteria and cost/price analysis methods to determine the lowest responsive and responsible bidder; oversees issuing of purchase orders or price agreements to successful vendors.
  • Conducts negotiations and oversees contract preparation and awards.
  • Ensures vendor compliance with contractual agreements including terms and conditions, performance and delivery schedules.
  • Prepares general correspondence and letters related to procurement matters.
  • Detects and reports evidence of improper or unethical bidding practices by vendors; identifies potential breach of contract by vendors.
  • Coordinates vendor debarment process.
  • Researches information and provides guidance to school division staff members regarding procurement related matters.
  • Reviews small purchases made by schools and departments to ensure compliance with procurement regulations and maximize cost savings.
  • Maintains documentation of all procurement efforts and contractual commitments.
  • Coordinates disposal of surplus property in accordance with laws, regulations and best practices.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of governmental purchasing and contracting; commodities, services and product lines; specification writing and development.
  • Experience with Munis ERP software and the State Quote/Bid system preferred.
  • Knowledge and experienced with the applicable state, federal and local laws, rules and regulations, including the Virginia Public Procurement Act.
  • Serves as role model.
  • Must possess a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Accounting or a related field. Comparable professional development and/or work experience may be substituted for the post-secondary education qualifications.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible related experience;
  • Experience using Electronic Virginia (EVA) preferred.
  • Certified Public Procurement Buyer Required, Certified Public Procurement Officer preferred.

Application Process

Please apply online at

Contact Info

Name: Stacy Cataneo
Phone: 571-377-6027
Closing Date: February 5, 2021