NICOLE +- DENISE INGRAM, JURIS DOCTOR
PROCUREMENT AND CONTRACTING PROFESSIONAL
Nicole Denise Ingram is a distinguished Juris Doctor with eleven (11) years of professional experience, with seven (7) years’ experience in contract negotiation and management in the private energy and public sectors.
As a National Contract Management Association (NCMA) member and future Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM), she is among the elite sector of contracting professionals that adhere to the highest ethical standards and continuously develop their skills in private acquisitions /procurement, contract management, budgeting, and operational excellence while adhering to exemplary customer service standards.
Her experience includes managing all aspects of acquisition requirements and contract development/management from identifying sourcing requirements; bid development; commercial analysis; contract drafting, contract redlining, accounting, vendor relationship management to dispute resolution for engineering, information technology, administrative, energy delivery and energy generation departments.
SUMMARY OF RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
Buyer IT&T-Procurement NV Energy/Berkshire Hathaway Energy Las Vegas, NV Start/End Date of Employment: 2018-Present Develops and provides guidance for requests for proposals and analyzes price quotations for a variety of IT&T suppliers. Participates in scope of work development and evaluates key parameters of the specifications to determine the optimal fit for purpose design for business unit. Performs spend analysis, identifies savings opportunities, creates business case, executes sourcing plan, and forecasts future savings impact. Prioritizes requisitions to ensure equipment, material and services are obtained in a timely fashion with an emphasis on quality, cost and availability. Independently analyzes complex purchase requisitions and determines trends which could potentially lead to improved processes. Works with internal customers to review material and service requirements for projects and develop a procurement strategy to meet those needs. Assists and advises project managers on preparing specifications for routine and customized procurement activities for software, hardware, general services and consulting services. Functions as team lead for contract negotiation for standard and complex commercial transactions under general counsel guidance and skillfully assesses supplier negotiation style and effectively counter-matches for tactical, strategic and critical categories with a focus on meaningful performance and financial benefits. Issues purchase orders in accordance with company policies and procedures, obtaining and evaluating quotes, selecting vendor(s) and expediting of orders as required. Investigates new sources of goods and services and keeps current with developments in commodity areas. Provides exceptional customer assistance for any system or process sponsored by the supply chain department.
Paralegal Studies, B.A.S, Summa Cum Laude
Law Office Management, Alternative Dispute
Resolution, KAPLAN University, Davenport,
Juris Doctor Graduate
Master of Laws (LL.M) Small Business Practice
Government Contracting Business Torts &
Intellectual Property, Concord Law School,
Los Angeles, CA, 2013-2014
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicole-denise-carrigan-j-d-860b6bb6 Contract Management Analyst-Renewable Energy Supply NV Energy/Berkshire Hathaway Energy
/ Las Vegas, NV Start/End Date of Employment: 2017-2018 Contract Management
Performs as the primary subject matter expert (SME) concerning assigned energy supply contract requirements, special provisions, and terms and conditions to ensure compliance with internal and external stakeholder expectations. Leads the negotiation and development of physical gas and other fuel supply agreements. Initiates and settles energy supply purchase for natural gas, geothermal, solar, gas transport and other energy resources. Analyzes and confirms contract performance by identifying any inconsistencies and resolving such by utilizing various internal and external resources. Collaborates with internal stakeholders for the development, execution and conclusion of various RFPs for the procurement of energy services including the development and negotiation of the contract. Soft Qualifications
Exercises proficient understanding of legal, procurement and project management principles; utilizes desktop software efficiently (MS Office, Oracle Financials, and customized databases); accurately responds to and compiles statistical information for various reports; displays prudent customer support demeanor; and is accountable for work product.
Contract Administrator-IPP/Document Controller
CalEnergy Operating Corporation/Berkshire Hathaway Energy- Geothermal, LLC / Calipatria, CA Start/End Date of Employment: 2013-2017
Provides the initial analysis of new and redlined contracts, drafts/responds to redlined contract documents and related correspondences at direction of counsel and business unit, leads negotiations and finalizes commercial contract documents for oilfield services, capital expenditures, material supply, nondisclosure agreements, maintenance/services and consulting transactions. Analyzes standard and customized contract requirements, special provisions, terms and conditions to ensure compliance with the appropriate corporate legal and risk management guidelines.
Negotiation and Vendor Management
Functions as primary point of contact between business unit and vendor to negotiate the terms and conditions of contract documents and leads the approval process from legal, finance, risk management and business unit management for contract development and dispute resolution. Provides guidance to internal stakeholders regarding procurement (RFPs, bid evaluation and bid approval) objectives relating to contract activity and associated risk for the purpose of developing an action plan to ensure that transactions are within compliance. Conducts research of relevant issues concerning vendor performance issues, prepares written evaluations in support recommendations with the consideration of potential impact on business unit goals and project objectives for consideration by legal and management, and drafts correspondences to address vendor performance issues.
Contract Management/Document Control
Analyzes department contracting trends and document control issues recommends performance improvements by proposing the implementation of guidelines and staff training. Develops and maintains databases for all contract documents. Review, analyze and manage insurance requirements per contract and corporate policy. Develops and implement document control policies for project management and compliance with corporate records management policies and correct records as necessary. Compiles weekly and monthly reports concerning procurement and contract development activities.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicole-denise-carrigan-j-d-860b6bb6 Soft Qualifications
Demonstrates proficient understanding of legal, procurement and project management principles; excellent verbal and written communication skill; ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholders; engage in effective problem solving/dispute resolution; strong time management skills; ability to work efficiently independently; willingness to mentor and follow mentorship to achieve department goals; and exceeds key performance indicators.
Legal Office Assistant II-Confidential County of Imperial / El Centro, CA Start/End Date of Employment: 2007-2010
Drafted, reviewed, redlined, finalized and monitored various public contracts (land development, attorney retainer agreements, commercial purchases, interagency agreements, consulting etc.), legal correspondence, pleadings, writs, motions, discovery and other official documentation in support of attorney. Read, interpreted, applied and explained codes, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; reviewed legal documents, court records and other materials to assure conformance to applicable laws, code, and department procedures in a timely manner; and conducted research and compiled information.