Procurement Specialist

  • Company: Town of Timnath
  • Location: Timnath, Colorado 80547
  • Salary: $75,000 to $87,000
  • Date Posted: November 8, 2022


· Performs moderately difficult to complex purchasing responsibilities for the purchase of goods and services.

· Provides coaching, guidance, and training to Departments on procurement policies and procedures

· Acts as a resource or expert in the program area, providing technical guidance as needed.

· Interprets and applies federal, state, and grant policy.

· Performs spend analysis and market research to assist with acquisition planning and inform on policy decisions.

· Builds strong relationships with Departments; communicates and collaborates with external and internal customers.

· Provides guidance and makes recommendations to Departments on the process of procurement of goods and services and manages purchases throughout the procurement process from purchase request through contract close-out.

· Manages solicitation process.

· Maintains the integrity of the procurement process from start to finish, ensuring fair and open competition.

· Prepares bids/quotes specifications and scopes of work, as well as other necessary documents related to the purchase of goods and services.

· Ensures compliance with applicable purchasing standards, policies, and procedures.

· Determines whether a solicitation will be a bid, proposal, or quotation.

· Confers with departments to obtain required information and resolves questions regarding requirements.

· Ensures all applicable legal and contractual provisions are included in solicitations and contracts.

· Facilitate pre-bid/pre-proposal conferences, meetings, interviews, and price negotiations.

· Evaluates responses to solicitations, performs price/cost analysis, completes offer and acceptance.

· Maintains purchasing records (e.g., solicitations, contracts and amendments, purchase orders, etc.).

· Assists in planning, assigning, monitoring, and providing training and guidance to support staff in the procurement of goods and services, including utilizing the Purchasing module of the Town’s financial management system.

· Generates purchase orders by ensuring that requisitions submitted by Town departments follow Town policies

· Maintains current on changes in laws, rules, and best practices; provides clarification and interpretations of policies; Informs clients and vendors of changes or regulations that may affect them.

· Develops and modifies basic reports as requested.

· Develops, prepares, and updates user manuals, procedures, process flows, and training materials.

· Identify potential areas of improvement within purchasing services.

· Serves as Town’s liaison with outside agencies, vendors, and suppliers.

· Educates vendors and suppliers regarding purchasing policies and procedures.

· Serves as procurement card administrator and reconciles monthly commercial card transactions and ensures compliance with procurement policies and procedures.

· Ensures compliance with grants related to procurement process and contracts.

· Prepare staff reports and present to Council as needed related to procurement process for contracts.

· Works closely with legal department on gathering necessary contract components.

· Perform all other work as needed or assigned.


Equivalent to a bachelor's degree in Public or Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Information Technology, or a related field required.

· Three (3) years of experience in a directly related field or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities required.

· Certified Public Purchasing Buyer (CPPB), Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO), Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), NIGP Certified Procurement Professional (NIGP-CPP), Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (APP) or equivalent preferred.

Application Process

Contact Info

Name: Lisa Gagliardi
Phone: 970-224-3211