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What is Public Procurement?

Public procurement is the process used by government departments or agencies to purchase goods and services from the private sector. Procurement takes place at all levels of government and is subject to a variety of specific laws, regulations and policies that determine how purchasing decisions are made.

Benefits of Working in Public Procurement

  • Public procurement allows you to serve the community you live in
  • Help save the state money, which can be put back into other programs
  • Work on a variety of projects/contracts. Each one may not be the same as last
  • Working with different groups, people, companies on a regular basis
  • Opportunities to advance your career
  • Strong employment benefits (healthcare, retirement, time off, Holidays, etc.)
  • Continuing education opportunities
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Potential careers in public procurement:

  • Buyer
  • Procurement Analyst
  • Contract Officer
  • Procurement Manager
  • Contract Attorney
  • And more!
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Everything You Need to Know About Public Procurement

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