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  • 9 minutes

Avoiding Pitfalls in Procurement Policies

 

Lack of training of procurement staff and customers, and lack of enforcement is often problem number one.

By allowing people to do confirming orders and get reimbursed, the vendor could look at that person as your agent assuming whatever they buy is for your company; and because they got paid it appears that that person is authorized for purchasing which can create a problem for your organization. This video reviews other pitfalls in procurement policies and the importance of keeping your staff well educated.

Runtime: 9 minutes

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Faculty

Kenneth M. Jones

Kenneth M. Jones

  • Past purchasing officer, worked part-time for the SUNY Center for International Development with their program in Kenya, Africa
  • Has trained many university staff on procurement rules and regulations
  • 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
  • More than 30 years of experience working in the public and nonprofit procurement field
  • Previous purchasing experience included procuring commodities, services, and construction for the departments on campus
  • Conducts regular seminars, webinars, and workshops on various procurement topics
  • Past purchasing assistant for the New York State Office of Taxation and Finance
  • Can be contacted at 518-875-6854 or [email protected]

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