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Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Miami, FL, United States
13 days ago
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Miami, Florida, United States
13 days ago


PURCHASING AGENT                                Job Posting #: NC52359270



Creates solicitations, including but not limited to request for quotes, request for proposals, invitations to bid and invitations to negotiate according to Federal, State and Board guidelines; when necessary, monitors contracts, purchases and sales of several diverse categories of supplies, equipment and services.


  • Creates solicitations, coordinates requirements with originating departments, writes and evaluates specifications, conducts bid openings as needed, evaluates bids, prepares bids for award, including the completion of board item(s), if applicable, and issues and monitors contracts.
  • Assists with vendors' post-solicitation debriefs, problems and protests. Coordinates with the School Board Attorney's Office, originating departments, and Accounts Payable on all_vendors' problems.
  • Supervises contract purchases within own buying area, including the buying of supplies, equipment and services; analyzes and compares prices with market trends, economy and availability of products and services.
  • Facilitates the request for quotes bidding process.
  • Ensures accurate representation for all Certified Firm goals and incentives, in accordance to Board Policy 6320.02 and Goal Setting Committee recommendation. This includes accurate calculation of Price Preference incentives, Bonus Points, Local Preference and Pre-Approved Vendor List rotations.
  • Facilitates contract amendments and/or contract extensions that may be needed as stated within the respective bid/contract, while leading market research to justify execution of an extension or re-issuing the solicitation.
  • Ensures active and accurate use of the District's contract management software to ensure compliance with terms and conditions of each solicitation and/or contract.
  • Provides customer service and technical guidance to individual school sites, departmental personnel and vendor outreach events for those categories assigned to the buying area.
  • Facilitates regular meetings with originating department to review contract spend and vendor performance.
  • Generates electronic reports illustrating current contracts, expiration dates and spend analysis
  • Utilizes an on-line procurement management system to process shopping carts/requisitions and/or purchase orders.
  • Supervises and train assigned staff.
  • Performs other duties related to the general administrative responsibilities of the position.


This work requires the following physical activities: sitting, mobility, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, repetitive motions, talking, hearing and visual acuity. The work is performed primarily indoors.



  1. Bachelor's degree in related field and one {1) year experience of procurement/purchasing and/or contract management.
  2. Professional certifications in at least one of the following areas required: Certified Professional Public Buyer {CPPB) by Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC), or Certified Procurement Professional (CPP) by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. (NIGP) or an approved plan to achieve such certification within two years from date of employment.
  3. Proficient in word processing and spreadsheet skills.
  4. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms.

APPLICATION DEADLINE is Monday, January 31, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. Please attach a RESUME, COVER LETTER and TWO PROFESSIONAL LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION (signed and dated within one year) to your online profile.

If there are any questions, please contact Mr. Jorge Rubio, District Director at 305.995.7247.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 60958433
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida, United States
  • Position Title: Procurement Agent
  • Company Name: Miami-Dade County Public Schools
  • Job Function: Purchasing Manager
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years
  • Salary: $54,858.00 - $78,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

Miami-Dade County Public Schools is the fourth largest school district in the United States, comprised of 392 schools, 345,000 students and over 40,000 employees. Located at the southern end of the Florida peninsula, the school district stretches over 2,000 square miles of diverse and vibrant communities ranging from rural and suburban to urban cities and municipalities. A truly global community, district students speak 56 different languages and represent 160 countries.

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