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Richard Gay, CPPO, RSBO, RTSBA

Houston, Texas, United States, United States of America
Industry: Education & Training
Category: HR - Generalist
Level of responsibility: CPO
Procurement system: Other

About me section iconAbout me

I am an award winning procurement professional with extensive leadership experience in increasingly responsible administrative management positions with the US Military, State and Local Government, Academia, Corporate Business and Public Education. I am a Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) through the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing and a Registered School Business Official (RSBO) through the Association of School Business Officials for Maryland and the District of Columbia. I'm also a Registered Texas School Business Administrator (RTSBA) through the Texas Association of School Business Officials. From July 1, 2006 – June 30, 2007 I served as the President of the Association of School Business Officials of Maryland and the District of Columbia. I am a published author internationally, nationally and regionally as well as an accomplished public speaker at regional and national conferences. Upon graduation from Stephen F. Austin I received my commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U. S. Army Field Artillery. I served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army and United States Army Reserve for 30 years culminating with my assignment as a Senior Instructor and Lieutenant Colonel with the U. S. Army Command & General Staff College. As a young man in high school I earned my Eagle Scout badge with the Boy Scouts of America. I have ensured that our bid specifications and contract documents are designed to optimize the quality of goods and services while at the same time minimizing the financial risk. I strive to offer a fair and equitable bidding environment that encourages minority and small business participation in all contracts. Over the last 20 plus years my business initiatives have returned over $70 million to the classroom to educate children.

Work experience section iconWork Experience

Director, Procurement Services

Spring Branch Independent School District

March 2018 - Present (6 years, 4 months) | Houston, TX
The Spring Branch Independent School District Procurement Services is responsible for managing the entire supply chain from beginning to end. It Strives to obtain the most cost-effective quality goods and services for the students and taxpayers of Spring Branch ISD, while at the same time minimizing the financial risk to the school system. Treats vendors in a fair and equitable manner. Fosters a business environment which encourages minority and small business vendor participation. Encourages schools/offices to purchase products from established contracts. Adheres to the highest code of conduct and ethical standards, and is accountable for the quality of our technical assistance, exceptional service, and continuous improvement in the procurement process. Implements procedures and practices to monitor procurement operations, and oversees approval of new suppliers and manages existing suppliers for the duration of their contracts with the district. Develops and maintains long range procurement plans for the district. Ensures appropriate advanced planning and budgeting to proactively address ongoing and future needs. Anticipates customer needs, identifies and champions opportunities for the development and implementation of new services and methods to meet or exceed customer requirements.
Director of Contracts, Procurement, & Central Warehousing

Spring Branch ISD

March 2018 - Present (6 years, 4 months)

Education section iconEducation

University of Houston - Clear Lake

MBA

1994 - 1997
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