procurement purchaser- public sector, Toronto

randstad canada
job type
$ 30.00 - $ 35.00 per hour
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job details

toronto, ontario
job type
$ 30.00 - $ 35.00 per hour
reference number
randstad canada
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job description

Required to be a subject matter expert on procurement and contract administration
activities dealing with complex, high value contracts for the centralized capital Project
Procurement Section; this position will be dealing primarily with contracts related to
Information Technology, Professional Services, and may also include Construction,
specialized engineered equipment and revenue transit vehicles (e.g. subway trains, light
rail vehicles and buses)

Required to lead the deployment of negotiated Request for Proposals (RFP) for selected
major procurement.

Responsible for determining and understanding customer requirements and establishing
the best approach to lead the coordination, preparation and management of
procurement document packages by reviewing Terms of Reference, Scope of Services
or Specifications in order to, identify and recommend most appropriate method of

Co-ordinates the bidding process to solicit competitive bids/proposals including
preparation of public advertisements, determines the necessity for and co-ordinates and
prepares the issuance of addenda.

Researches and gathers information provided by vendor community on possible
solutions, best practices and market trends and communicate the information to all
parties involved.

Develops evaluation criteria, weighting and submission requirements for use in
evaluating and comparing submissions.

Co-ordinates and chairs all meetings with vendors and client groups including, kick-off
meetings, debriefing meetings and pre-bid meetings or site tours for bidders/proponents
and prepares and issues minutes of meetings.

Negotiates or chairs negotiations to establish acceptable pricing terms and conditions for
contracts, contract changes and claims with contractors and other service providers, as
well as co-ordinates support from other key stakeholders.

Interprets contracts and ensures compliance with contract terms and conditions and the
scope of the work.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience:

Thorough knowledge of procurement, contracting principles, negotiated RFP process
and practical experience of procurement processes, methods, and practices, including
contract administration as well as accounting and scheduling principles.

Experience with IT contracts and Public Sector an asset.

Sound judgement; detail oriented; effective problem solving, organizational,
interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

Ability to co-ordinate the efforts of others to accomplish objectives.

Well-developed analytical skills, with the ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks in an
effective manner.

Good negotiation skills and the ability to develop strategies, plan schedules and chair
complex negotiations regarding commercial, legal and technical issues.

Proficient in the use of a personal computer and related software applications relevant to
the work.

Knowledge of Trade agreements applicable to purchasing for the public sector.

Highly motivated professional with a passion for customer service to perform a wide
range of complex procurement activities.

Ability to operate strategically, manage complex problems, employ interactive and
effective communication, foster collaborative relationships, and coach and develop talent.

A University Degree or College Diploma in a related discipline, or a combination of
education, training, and experience deemed to be equivalent.

Please send your resume in confidence to
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