Procurement Specialist I

  • Company: Baltimore City Department of Finance, Bureau of Procurement
  • Location: Baltimore, Maryland 21202 US
  • Salary: $52,164 to $63,467
  • Date Posted: February 22, 2021
  • Closing Date: February 25, 2021


Manage full realm of procurements, assist user agencies research, analyze and write scope of work, perform market surveillance and market analysis supporting the advertising of Informal and formal Invitation For Bids (IFB) for specialized services and technology categories. May include leading and or assisting with small Request Non-Professional Request for Proposal (RFP); developing cost and price analyses; and working with various agency on requirements master blanket contracting for various goods and service. When applicable serve as lead procurement in conducting pre-bid conference, managing the solicitation evaluation process, and negotiating contract terms and conditions. Responsible for preparing letter for submission to the Board of Estimates for authority approval. ADDITIONAL KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develops solicitations to be advertised, conducts pre-bid meetings on advertised solicitations, prepares and issues addenda, and conducts post-award meetings
  • Initiates and applies purchase orders, change orders, modifications, and contract releases and processes contract renewals, extensions, assignment or any other actions
  • Reviews and evaluates Non-Competitive Procurement Justification Forms for appropriateness from end using department for Sole and Select Source procurements
  • Prepare and submit CPA Request Forms
  • Reviews and analyzes release and open market requisitions from end users and determines the most appropriate procurement method to be utilized
  • Researches and develops contract specifications including performance and acceptance standards, minimum qualification of bidders, and payment terms for procurement of services and commodities
  • Reviews and evaluates bids for responsibility and responsiveness, and recommends contract actions (e.g. contract awards, bid rejections)
  • Conducts market research for specification development, pricing, resources, and alternative solutions for requests
  • Assist in contract preparation with Law Department
  • Assists in problem solving and responds to routine inquiries from suppliers and end user departments


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • 2 years of procurement experience including procurement planning and solicitation preparation, contract development, negotiation, and contract administration, with expertise in the procurement of at least one of the following: professional services; information technology; utilities; building services; equipment; or commodities.
  • Take and pass the Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council (UPPCC) test for certification as a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) within four (4) years of hiring; failure to pass the test for certification and maintain certification are grounds for dismissal. *Preferred Certified Public Procurement Buyer (CPPB) or Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO).

Application Process

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Contact Info

Name: Baltimore Dept. of Human Resources
Phone: 410-396-3860
Closing Date: February 25, 2021