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County of Orange: Procurement Buyer

The Procurement Buyer will be responsible for procurement assignments for County departments. Within their role, the Procurement Buyer must follow County policies for conducting solicitations, negotiating contracts, contract management/administration, and obtaining the appropriate levels of approval from County Counsel, Risk Management, and the Orange County Board of Supervisors, as required. This position performs procurement g assignments, selects the appropriate solicitation method and prepares document, i.e., Invitation for Bid (IFB), Request for Qualifications (RFQ), Request for Information (RFI), or Request for Proposal (RFP). The Procurement Buyer will also be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Review bids for compliance, price, and acceptability of items for specifications and quality

  • Determine vendor from whom purchases will be made and issues contract

  • Negotiates and executes contracts for which competitive bidding is not required/appropriate

  • Determines appropriate sources of supply

  • Processes P-Card and Travel Card purchases

  • Writes final contracts and obtains any necessary department reviews and approvals

  • Obtains any necessary reviews by Risk Management or County Counsel

  • Reviews standing contracts for time frames, re-bids, and recommends renewal or extension

  • Negotiates terms and conditions with vendors

  • Obtains required insurance, bonds, and applicable endorsements

  • Contract Management and Contract Administration

Location: Orange County, CA

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