Senior Contracts Administrator

  • Company: Harris County Purchasing
  • Location: Houston, Texas 77002 United States
  • Salary: $83,200 to $120,640
  • Date Posted: February 10, 2021
  • Closing Date: March 9, 2021


The Senior Contracts Administrator is highly skilled, experienced, responsible for the most complex projects, and is fully capable of performing every facet of the competitive bid/Request for Proposal (RFP)/Competitive Sealed Proposal (CSP)/Request for Qualifications (RFQ) procedure, as well as the less formal procurements procedures. The incumbent is knowledgeable of all rules and regulations governing each purchasing process utilized by Harris County. The Senior Contracts Administrator reports to the Assistant Purchasing Agent and serves as a leader with advisory capacity in the procurement group and is capable of working independently in managing the procurement process. Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages assigned highly complex projects through the appropriate procurement process
  • Prepares specifications describing product/service requirements
  • Supervises buyer team/commodity group
  • Evaluates bid/RFP/RFQ responses and participate in the evaluation committee process
  • Prepares clear and concise award recommendation letters for Commissioners Court or other governing body for Purchasing Agent signature
  • Coordinates and expedites preparation and execution of agreements with the County Attorney, department and vendor
  • Assists Buyers, Senior Buyers, and Contracts Administrators with procedural questions.
  • Processes purchase orders and addendums for assigned projects
  • Advises end users of available procurement options, product availability and market place changes relating to their requirements
  • Monitors contracts and works with department and vendor to resolve any ongoing performance issues when necessary •Maintains updated vendor file, documenting supplier performance
  • May act on Assistant Purchasing Agent’s behalf as required
  • Participates in staff, departmental and vendor meetings as required
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by management Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email


  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from an accredited college or university; and
  • Ten (10) years of Government Procurement experience
  • Three (3) years of supervisory/management experience developing teams and working in a team environment setting

Application Process

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