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Purchasing Department

Paul Williams C.P.M., CPIM, Director of Purchasing
Responsible for ensuring that all contracts and purchases are properly administered in accordance with federal and state laws, Board of Regents and UWG rules and regulations. Develops and implements UWG procurement policies and procedures. Develops contracting and purchasing Training Materials and conducts sessions for campus community. Develops or assists with solicitations for complex, unique, and high profile goods and services (excluding construction).

Shelly Parker, GCPA, CPPB, Assistant Director
Reviews all contracts and purchases to ensure they are properly administered in accordance with federal and state laws, Board of Regents and UWG rules and regulations. Develops purchasing and ePro training materials and conducts training sessions for campus community. Serves as UWG Team Leader and resolves issues related to ePro, Electronic Procurement System. Provides guidance for initiating or completing a wide variety of procurement processes and procedures as well as procurement related budget and payables processes and procedures. Conducts a variety of soliciations (excluding construction).

Jeanna Lambert, P-Card Administrator-Fuel Card Administrator
Responsible for administering and maintaining the Purchasing Card (P-Card) and Fuel Card programs.  Reviewing P-Card and Fuel Card information to monitor compliance with State Purchasing and UWG P-Card Policies.  Provides P-Card and Fuel Card training for campus community. Review copier PO's.

Connie Smith, GCPA, Procurement Assistant II
Responsible for reviewing and processing one time purchases and consultant payments; maintaining logs and processing payment requests for wireless and mobile communication services; and processing requests for sales tax exemption, credit reports and credit information. Reviews ePro purchases for compliance, dispatches approved PO's to suppliers.

Lisa Elliott, GCPA, CPPB, Procurement Contract Manager
Responsible for administering Statewide and Agency Contracts. Conducts request for quote (RFQ), request for Proposal (RFP), request for qualified contractors (RFGC), and request for information (RFI) solicitations for Agency Contracts, creates encumbrances for leases, agreements, and monthly pay items; reviews license agreements and vendor supplied agreements for compliance with OCGA, BOR policies and rules, UWG policies and applicable federal regulations; initiates renewals for annual Agency Contracts; analyzes, interprets and applies contract laws, rules, regulations and policies to develop standard contract templates for campus (excluding construction).