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kazonga.singleton@gmail.com
470-210-9364
1266 West Paces Ferry Road Unit 235
Atl, GA 30327
LEAD CONTRACT SPECIALIST III
9 years experience W2
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LEAD CONTRACT SPECIALIST III (Manager)
Government
Nov 2019 - present
  • Manage a team of four (4) sourcing and contract specialist to handle all of contracts for the City which includes but not limited to RFI, RFQ, ITBs and RFPs
  • Only four (4) individuals with the authority to enter and sign contractual agreements up to twenty-six million dollars
  • Lead, manage, solicit, and complex purchasing/procurement projects which includes but not limited to professional services, technology, capital program/construction & A/E assignments
  • Provide creative, cost effective contract solutions that meet the organization's business, technological, and financial needs
  • Identify, analyze, and solve systemic problems related to the delivery of procurement services
  • Counsel internal and external clients on construction, good & material and industry best purchasing/procurement practices and methodologies
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations and requirements related to all procurement services
  • Utilize procurement software and ERP systems (i.e. Munis) to manage, record and track acquisition activities and procurement transactions
  • Develop reports and recommendations for internal stakeholders regarding active and future procurement projects
  • Conduct market research, supplier performance management review and best practices
  • Articulate terms and conditions in bids, proposals and purchase orders related to the procurement practices of the City of Alexandria to potential and existing venders/contractors
  • Analyze pricing proposals, financial reports and other data to determine the reasonability of price compared to scope and contractor capabilities to perform
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T-SPLOST CONTRACT SPECIALIST
Government
Feb 2017 - Jun 2019
• Managed all T- SPLOTS contracts for the City by managing RFI, RFQ, ITBs and RFPs • Managed, solicited and completed the purchasing of capital program/construction & A/E assignments • Mentored, trained and assisted purchasing personnel/City staff on purchasing strategies • Counseled internal and external clients on City of Sandy Springs’ construction and general purchasing/procurement requirements and methodologies • Utilized procurement software and ERP systems (i.e. Munis) to manage, record and track acquisition activities and procurement transactions • Develop ed reports and recommendations for internal stakeholders regarding active and future construction & general procurement projects • Coordinated meetings and make timely recommendations on complex purchasing/ procurement issue, while impacting the successful of the procurement process • Articulate d terms and conditions in bids, proposals and purchase orders related to the procurement practices of the City of Sandy Springs to potential and existing venders/contractors • Troubleshoot price agreements, purchase invoices and purchase orders for accuracy and compatibility with the City financial system • Utilize d Bonfire Software to ensure proper record keeping and contact with vendors
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PURCHASING AGENT
Government
Aug 2015 - Feb 2017
  • Developed and solicited pre-award and post-award contract functions of RFP's, ITB's, RFQ's, Informal Quotes and IFB's, purchase requests, and purchase agreements
  • Managed moderate to complex construction & general procurement transactions/projects from cradle to grave
  • Managed price agreements for professional services and commodities
  • Analyzed price proposals, financial reports, and other information to determine reasonable pricing and benefit
  • Extensive procurement experience working with stakeholders and external clients in Operations, Human Resources, Information Technology, and several departments
  • Identify and implement cost saving strategies for moderate to complex general procurement transactions/projects
  • Counsel internal and external clients on DeKalb county's general procurement requirements, best practices, and methodologies
  • Utilized procurement software and ERP systems (i.e. Oracle) to manage, record and track acquisition activities and procurement transactions
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LEAD BUYER
Government
Jun 2014 - Aug 2015
  • Developed and solicited pre-award and post-award contract functions of RFP's and IFB's, purchase requests, and purchase agreements
  • Served as the Construction & A/E Specialist/Lead Buyer for the Fulton County Schools System Capital Program Department
  • Analyzed price proposals, financial reports, and other information to determine reasonable pricing and benefit
  • Extensive procurement experience working with stakeholders and external clients in Public Works, Operations, Information Technology and several departments
  • Compiled statistical data, performs research and non-routine analysis and provides detailed reports to management staff as requested.
  • Served as the project manager or point of contact for active procurement projects assigned
  • Utilized procurement software and ERP systems (i.e. SAP, Salesforce and Prolong) to manage, record and track acquisition activities and procurement transactions
  • Develop reports and recommendations for internal stakeholders regarding active and future construction & general procurement projects
  • Conducted cost and price analysis using Microsoft Excel spreadsheets
  • Articulated terms and conditions in bids, proposals and purchase orders related to the procurement practices of the school system to potential and existing venders/contractors
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BUYER I
Government
Apr 2012 - Jan 2014
  • Developed and solicited pre-award and post-award contract functions of RFP, IRFP, RFI, RFQ, Sole Source, IFB, purchase requests, purchase agreements and purchase orders, including cost and price analysis for services and commodities
  • Managed price agreements for City supply inventories and commodities
  • Interpreted and applied the City of Norfolk Procurement Manual, Agency Procurement and Surplus Manual, the Virginia Public Procurement Act and other governmental regulations and policies
  • Utilized procurement software and ERP systems (i.e. Advantage Financial System, Oracle, Ariba & eVA) to manage, record and track acquisition transactions
  • Prepared contract modifications, contract renewals, and evaluations of vendors' performance
  • Evaluated and monitored contracts between the City and supplies in accordance with terms and conditions of the contract
  • Analyzed price proposals, financial reports, and other information to determine reasonable prices
  • Articulated terms and conditions in bids, proposals and purchase orders related to the procurement practices of the municipal to potential and existing venders/contractors
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Education
Bachelor's in Procurement & Contract Management
COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY 2011
Procurement and Contract Management
UNITED STATES ARMY HUMAN RESOURCES & CONTRACT TRAINING 2011
Human Resources and Administrative Specialist Training
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF GOVERNMENTAL PURCHASING 2003
Related Courses
Purchasing Internship Yearlong, 2011
Certifications
Technology Procurement
NIGP, 2020
Skills
Microsoft Excel
2020
26
Microsoft Office
2020
26
Microsoft PowerPoint
2020
26
Microsoft Word
2020
26
Contract Management
2020
10
Contract Negotiations
2020
10
ERP
2020
10
Procurement
2020
10
Project Management
2020
10
RFP
2020
10
Sourcing
2020
10
Munis
2020
5
Cost Benefit Analysis
2020
10
SAP Ariba
2017
5
Languages
English, Fluent/Bilingual