Job Post – Purchasing Agent II (UCP VIII)

Under the general direction of the Director of Procurement Services and the immediate supervision of the Associate Director of Capital Projects and Contract Administration (CPCA), and/or his/her designee, this position will support the University’s capital program (which includes the Next Generation/UCONN 2000) by prequalifying design professional services and construction contractors, soliciting competitive bids, and negotiating in an open, fair, and competitive manner.  Primary responsibilities of a Purchasing Agent II include, but are not limited to, utilize existing policies, procedures, and statutes to plan, develop and organize all phases of assigned responsibilities for prequalification, bidding, awarding, contracting, and contract administration functions of construction and design professional services related procurement; receive, process, and approve requisitions and purchase orders for goods and services; determine most appropriate delivery method of procurement of goods and services in accordance with federal/state statutes and University policies and procedures; prepare and solicit competitive bids from qualified vendors; define and negotiate appropriate terms and conditions on behalf of the University relative to contractual obligations; recommend and/or authorize the purchase of goods and services and ensures the unique needs of the University are being addressed with needs analysis, scheduling, knowledge of local/regional construction industry and market as well as industry trends.

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