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Title:  Technology Purchasing & Contracting Administrator

Application Deadline Date:  04/02/2023
Req ID:  46243
Department:  Buildings & General Services

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $28.02


The Department of Buildings & General Services (BGS) is seeking a Technology Purchasing & Contracting Administrator. This position is responsible for IT procurement and contracting, which includes the acquisition of information technology goods and services.


Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing solicitation documents including scope, request for proposals, technical and functional specifications/statements of work, qualifications, award criteria, terms and conditions, bidding schedules and all necessary attachments according to the Office of Purchasing and Contracting.
  • Reviewing Requests for Proposals, Requests for Information, and Statements of Work Reviews for other agencies and departments for compliance with Bulletin 3.5.
  • Negotiates terms and drafts final contract documents and provides on-going contract administration.
  • Serves as a consultant to agencies and departments by assisting and providing guidance with purchasing methods, rules and regulations, sources of supply, policies and procedures, negotiations, and compliance with Administrative Bulletin 3.5 as well as any and all procurement protocols.
  • Works with contractors and other vendors to maintain current information on products and services, business standards and practices, and market conditions.
  • Assist in preparation as well as review of invitation to bid specifications submitted by state agencies as part of the bid preparation process.
  • Works closely with the Agency of Digital Services and with the State Attorney General's office to stay current with contract language and statutory requirements, as they relate to statewide purchasing of technology requirements. 


This position may be eligible for telework, after initial training is complete. IT purchasing, purchasing, contracting, computer science, information technology, vendor, computer purchasing


This position is classified as a Technology Procurement Administrator by the Department of Human Resources.

Who May Apply

This position, Technology Purchasing & Contracting Administrator (#46243), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

If you would like more information about the duration of this position or other details, please contact James Meyers at
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Work is performed primarily in a normal office setting. However, incumbents may be required to visit state agencies and vendors. Incumbents must have access to private vehicle for such occasions. Resolution of serious disagreements between purchaser and vendor may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

Associates degree or higher in computer science, information technology, business management or related field AND three (3) years or more of experience in a procurement and contract related field where the procurement and contract processes are the primary job responsibilities.
High School diploma or equivalent AND five (5) years or more of experience in a procurement and contract related field where the procurement and contract processes are the primary job responsibilities.
Professional certification as a Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO).

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree.
General knowledge of IT equipment types.
Experience with IT procurement.
Experience in a government setting.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.

Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier