Government Buyer

  • Location
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Job type
  • Salary
    $ 28 - $ 29 / Hour
  • Category
    Office, Clerical & Administrative - Buyer / Purchasing

This position coordinates activities involved with procuring goods and services such as raw materials, equipment, tools, parts, ship repair services for organization, and compiles information and records to prepare purchase orders for procurement of material and services by performing the following duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
?Reviews requisitions. Solicits vendors to obtain product or service information such asprice, availability, and delivery schedule. Issues requests for quotations as required.
?Selects products for purchase based on quotes and bid proposals.
?Determines method of procurement such as direct purchase or bid.
?Verifies nomenclature and specifications of purchase requests and prepares purchaseorders or bid requests.
?Reviews quotes and bid proposals and negotiates purchases within budgetary limitationsand scope of authority.
?Will be required to have an understanding of applicable projects per vessel and theirassociated funding levels to ensure pending purchases are within their budgetary limitsand to advise of any potential discrepancies.
?Is required to ensure that all applicable documentation per customer contracts such asrequired insurance certificates, are on file, are current and up to date as well as any/allnecessary procurement approvals are obtained prior to request for pending purchaseorder approvals.
?Enters pricing information in the appropriate purchasing system.
?Selects vendors for purchase award based on best value with confirmation from assignedPort Engineer.
?Maintains procurement records such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery,product quality or performance, and inventories.
?Consults websites, catalogs and interviews suppliers to obtain prices and specifications.
?Compares prices, specifications, and delivery dates and places orders with suppliers.
?Discusses defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality controlpersonnel, users, vendors, and others to determine source of discrepancy and takecorrective action. Any corrective action taken shall be documented in the purchasingdirectory for future reference to all buyers.
?Complete annual vendor evaluations
?Serve as expediter of purchases to meet vessel schedules, including following up withvendors on late deliveries..
?When necessary will continue to search for new small business concerns for any/allsupplies and services such as vendors that are considered; Small DisadvantagedBusinesses (SDB), Women Owned Small Business (WOSB), Veteran Owned SmallBusiness (VOSB), Disabled Veteran Small Business (VOSDB) and HubZonebusinesses in order to expand our vendor database in these specific categories and toassist in the goals as presented in our customer required small business plans. Shalllook search through various websites such as;,, as well as the Small Business Administration, Dynamic Small Business Search
? May be required to attend local Small Business Administration events in search of qualified small business concern vendors.
? May be required to send new vendor profile packets to potential new vendors to complete.
? Maintains and updates vendor profile documents. Will create new and/or update vendor profile files within the Purchasing Dept. electronic files as needed per each new vendor or existing vendor.
? Will verify all government vendors when applicable, for any �exclusions� on the database.
? Receives all required insurance certificates as submitted by vendors into each Ven

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