New York State Procurement Overview
  • CODE : KENN-0012
  • Duration : 90 Minutes
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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.

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 successful in dealing with NYS Gov. Procurement.    

Learning Objectives

  • Gain knowledge of State Procurement Rules
  • Use the proper vendor selection process
  • Understand OGS Contracts and how to use them
  • Learn how to draft Procurement Documents
  • Ensure your Procurements and Contracts pass Audits

Areas Covered

  • NYS Procurement Overview
  • Vendor Selection Requirements
  • OGS Contracts
  • Reviewing Offers
  • Drafting Bids
  • Drafting RFP’s
  • Sole/Single Source
  • Contract Approval Process
  • Contract Issues    

Course Level - Basic

Who Should Attend

  • Purchasing Agents
  • Buyers
  • Contractors
  • Vendors
  • $200.00

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