Purchasing is committed to excellence through professional ethics and best business practices, while striving to be fiscally responsible, and ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations.
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The Purchasing Department actively pursues the acquisition of products and services at the most economical cost available while maintaining necessary quality requirements. This is done in part by assuring the accuracy of specifications, competitive bidding, and by utilizing Cornhusker State Industries as a preferred Agency source.
NDCS Purchasing is responsible for the preparation and implementation of service contracts affecting all NDCS facilities and Central Office. Purchasing also coordinates commodity contracts with the Department of Administrative Services (DAS). Contracting guidelines followed by Purchasing Buyers are in concert with DAS guidelines to establish a standardized, open, and fair process for selection of contractual services and to create an accurate reporting of expended funds for contractual services. This Department oversees an average of 200 service/commodity contracts annually.
Inventory responsibilities include the formulation of standardized inventories for all supplies and equipment throughout the Department and coordination of NDCS vehicles, both agency owned and vehicles secured through the DAS Transportation Bureau. Appropriate monitoring and reporting is completed on all state-owned property. Inventory personnel are also responsible for assessing and coordinating the motor vehicle needs of the facilities/programs to include monitoring of vehicle logs and the coordination of accident reports and vehicle repairs.
Additionally, DCS Purchasing is responsible for issuance of all staff uniforms and uniform components.
Mary Carmichael - Materiel Administrator
Chris Kliment - Assistant Materiel Administrator
Gayle Dietz - Buyer III
Tim Scharnhorst - Buyer III
Peggy Arp - Buyer II
Diane Poppert - Buyer II
A. J. Divis - Buyer II
Ann Mock - Staff Assistant I
Dawn Cadek - Staff Assistant I
Brenda Knollenberg - Staff Assistant I
Gayle Callahan-Wolfing - Staff Assistant I
Karen Gilbert - Buyer III
Rhonda Bayne - Buyer I
Denzil Cobb - Materiel Control Manager
Annette Powers - Staff Assistant II
Martin Bundy - Warehouse Technician