Dedicated professional with over 30 years of experience in Government, local and state in purchasing/procurement and securing contracts in an administrative capacity. I have a broad experience with all types of government contracts including Firm Fixed Price, Time & Material contracts and General Service Administration schedule contracts. Performed all actions necessary to plan, research, solicit, analyzed, evaluate negotiated and award all types requirements such as equipment, information technology, services, aircraft parts and supplies, both CONUS and OCONUs. During my tenure as a team lead, I reviewed and signed/executed 784 contract awards totaling $20,879,033.72. Possess exceptional skills researching laws and regulations as they pertained to governmental, local and state contracts. Thrive on new challenges and perform all responsibilities with a high degree of autonomy. Self-Motivated/Ability to Work Without Supervision.
Experienced of procuring materials, supplies, and services
Excellent computer and Internet skills
Excellent in researching and collecting information from vendors
Strong sense of responsibility and accountability
Strong ability in developing contracts, purchase orders
Excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills
Able to meet any reasonable deadline
Client / Customer Relations
Experience of reconciling goods received with purchase orders and invoices
Buyer 6/16/2014 - 8/30/2016
Del Mar College
Corpus Christi, Tx 78404
Processed numerous unique purchasing transactions according to state and federal statutes, policies established by the Del Mar College Board of Regents and departmental policies and procedures.
Examined and analyzed departmental purchase requisitions for completeness and accuracy.
Conferred with departments or initiators to clarify ambiguities.
Verified, entered, updated, and expedited purchase orders.
Handled conflicts or questions on price and specifications
Resolved differences in purchase orders and invoices amicably and maintained relationship
Process changed orders.
Interviewed sales representatives to develop new sources of technical supplies, securing favorable terms for the College
Government Contract Specialist 12/17/1982 - 7/13/2013
Corpus Christi Army Depot
Corpus Christi, Tx 78419
Responsible for preparing purchase agreements, contracts, and leases to acquire the most cost-effective services and terms.
Compared prices, discounts, delivery dates, and handling charges.
Responsible for negotiating price on a special project (DCRF) which resulted in a cost avoidance/savings to the government in the amount of $352,466.00.
Created advertisements for bids, then reviewed and selected the bid most suitable to the timeframe and budget
Researched the price of materials, labor cost, and overhead expenses to analyze the bids received
Ensure contractors adhered to contract parameters, laws, regulations
Performed analysis of bids or proposals for cost reasonableness and technical worthiness in response to Government SOW; preparing recommendations for award, and documenting reasons for decisions.
Facilitated and assisted in execution of market research and Request for Information (RFI(s) for development in future Government requirements.
Analyzed contractor’s performance to determine the effectiveness of their performance-based contracts.
Facilitated meetings with in-house attorney concerning procurement actions and or Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) information.
Ensure contractor compliance with policies and procedures
Maintained electronic copies of contract awards.
Processed 7-10 contract close outs per month; corrected documents as necessary; Quality check documents to bill out correctly.
Ensured that all paperwork, terms, steps, and procedures were in order so that contract/s were completed with absolute accuracy and integrity
Communicated with suppliers throughout the United States
Government Contracting Officer
Corpus Christi Army Depot
Corpus Christi, Tx 78419
Served as team lead and provided purchasing guidance to five purchasing agents.
Responsible for analyzing potential requirements up for bid and determined if there were any usual requirements for each project.
Responsible for analyzing new contracts and reporting any unique clauses to the estimators and management.
Worked closely with project management to clarify contract requirements and help to prepare bids.
Ensured the requirements (i.e. regulations, executive orders) of each procurement were met and that sufficient funds were available for obligation.
Ensured contractors received impartial, fair and equitable treatment.
Disseminated information by using telephone, mail services, websites, and email.
Communicated daily with wide range of individuals.
Provided constant status updates to supervisors, internal and external customers.
Class of 2004, bachelor’s Art Applied Science (BAAS), San Antonio, Tx
Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word)
Fluent in Spanish