The Procurement Process
Purchasing personnel prepare bid lists in accordance with the contract documents and in conjunction with the engineering department. They solicit bids, technically evaluate the bid with the engineering department, perform commercial evaluations and make recommendations for purchase. Following approval, they award and administer purchase orders. After award, expediters track progress of the order and expedite vendor drawings and documentation. Supplier Quality Representatives ensure that inspections are conducted and quality is achieved in accordance with project requirements before the product is released for shipment. Traffic movements of goods are directed from the point of origin to the jobsite.