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Purchasing, Buyer 5661-4

  • Location: Fort Worth, TX
  • Salary:
  • Posted: Oct 5

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Position Purpose

Executes a full range of procurement activities involving routine market research and competitive purchasing actions; answers questions and resolves problems with vendors and operating staff; performs procurement activities involving acquisition of a variety of goods and services for schools or departments in accordance with federal, state, and District rules and regulations. 

Essential Job Functions


  • Reviews requisitions for compliance with local policy and applicable state laws. 
  • Writes bid specifications for items to be purchased. 
  • Locates and procures goods and services for all campuses/departments.
  • Assists program managers in determining item requirement specifications including item quality. 
  • Clarifies purchase requirements with staff and explains the procurement process, purchase orders and other solicitations; provides technical assistance to ensure purchases are made in a timely manner. 
  • Assists in contract administration and the handling of contract/price adjustments. 
  • Prepares bid recommendation documents for Board approval.
  • Maintains and completes the entire bid solicitation process for commodities with annual requirements; determines best procurement methods for major operations such as Maintenance, Nutrition Services, Transportation.
  • Analyzes bid quotations and makes recommendations regarding awarding of contracts. 
  • Works with vendors in regard to supply and equipment availability, invoices, purchase orders, and contracts. 

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