Ken Jones has been working in the public and non-profit procurement field for 30 years. He worked for the New York State Office of Taxation and Finance as a Purchasing Assistant from 1985-87 and left there to work for the University at Albany, SUNY where he served as a Purchasing Agent and in 1999 was the Assistant Director supervising and providing training for the Office of Purchasing and Contracts. This included proving training for both State procurement and The Research Foundation for SUNY procurement rules and regulations. His previous purchasing experience included procuring commodities, services, and construction for the departments on campus. A past Director of the SUNY Purchasing Association, Ken retired from the position of Assistant Director in January of 2014. However, he was requested to continue to assist the office through the end of 2014. Currently, Ken works part-time for the SUNY Center for International Development as a Procurement Specialist assisting primarily with their program in Kenya, Africa. Ken has trained many University staff on procurement rules and regulations. He established online ordering processes with vendors ranging from Office supplies to Lab chemicals and continues to provide training in his current position to procurement staff in Nairobi, Kenya. Ken has presented on various procurement topics both in person and on the Web.
1. This is a Business Relationship a. You are representing your Company or Agency b. You’re First Priority should be to look out for the best interests of your Employer c. Your Vendor will be looking out for their best interests d. Avoid getting into a personal relationship with your supplier or their representative2. Coming to Terms with your vendor a. Make..
How to Write Contracts for Procurement Professionals. Many times, procurement professionals are required to draft or review contracts while not being a contract specialist. At the end of a procurement award process, the next step is to draft a contract with the vendor. This contract will determine whether the vendor is controlled by the terms of the contract or are able to avoid being responsible. This prog..
A Responsibility Check should be done before an award or contract is made to a vendor. This process will help ensure that a vendor is capable and reliable. Participants will learn how to Document an Assessment Review. They will learn ways to do Customization for vendor Types. Attendees will be able to understand what a Verification Check List is and how to create and use one. In addition, they will be given..
This program will cover drafting a contract with the next steps in finalizing an award from a Bid or RFP. Learn terms that may impact your contract and your employer. Get a head start on what to look out for in a common vendor agreement. Discover what terms to include to strengthen the position of your company or agency. Gain an understanding of what terms may be considered deal breakers vs. a business deci..
This webinar will enable you to feel confident that you have the basic skill sets to operate in the NYS Government Purchasing Arena. It will help you avoid making mistakes that could lead to a payment or contract rejection by auditors. The areas covered may lead you to look for more training in specific procurement processes. Vendors will get a better understanding of what they must do to be compliant and s..
For Existing Procurement Offices Review What Is Working and What Isn't Working in Your Current Environment...Ask Customers That You Service to Provide Feedback or a Formal Customer Satisfaction SurveyMeet With Current Stake Holders That Use Your Procurement Documents in their WorkflowMeet With Outside Control Agencies or Departments that Impact WorkflowBased on the Feedback Lay out an Implementation Plan th..
Even seasoned professional Procurement staff dread doing RFP’s and many office staff that are called on by their supervisors to do one are not sure where to start. Because RFP’s maybe an infrequent experience it is always great to attend a webinar to sharpen your skills and avoid risks of having the RFP process be unsuccessful. Anyone involved in the drafting or scoring of an RFP as well as those that may n..