Alaska

Thor VueChief Procurement Officer Procurement Contracting
Division of General Services 333 Willoughby Ave State Office Bldg Fl 7PO Box 110210,
Juneau, Alaska,
99811-0210, United States

Vendor Guide or Registration Website:

Does state charge a vendor registration fee?

  • No

Vendors must define commodities by using:

  • NIGP Commodity Code

Centralized procurement office handles:

  • Non-technology goods
  • Non-technology services
  • Technology Goods
  • Technology Services

Targeted business programs/preference policies affecting procurement:

  • In-state bidder preference
  • Specific commodity-based preference
  • Specific service-based preference
  • Disabled-owned business enterprise
  • Veteran-owned business enterprise

State entities/agencies which are exempt by law from purchasing through the purchasing office and are authorized to buy most of their requirements:

  • Judicial Branch/Courts
  • Legislative Branch
  • Universities
  • Other: Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation; Alaska Railroad Corporation; Alaska Housing Finance Corporation; Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority; Alaska Retirement Management Board; Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority; Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
Director Biography
Thor Vue was appointed Alaska’s Chief Procurement Officer on February 2020. In this role, he oversee the Statewide procurement team as well as the procurement of supplies and services to support all executive branch departments through delegation. Prior to joining the State of Alaska, he was the CPO for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) where he directed the procurement of supplies, professional services, architectural and engineering (A&E) contracts, and construction for several major public transportation projects in Silicon Valley, including the $6.5 billion Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Silicon Valley Extension. Previous to that, Mr. Vue was with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as the Chief of the Contract Division responsible for the procurement of medical supplies, services, and prosthetics for seven major healthcare systems located throughout Northern California, Nevada, Hawaii, Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Philippines, and Guam. Prior assignments also include the role of the VHA Deputy Director and the Director of Contracting where he served as the senior federal procurement official for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) for the state of Texas. In that capacity, he provided strategic direction to a government procurement staff of 130+ and directed the full acquisition portfolio of a large and complex healthcare delivery system that served approximately one million veterans in over 200 counties throughout Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. Mr. Vue has also held various senior procurement leadership roles in other federal agencies, including as the Associate Chief in the Office of Contracting (US Department of Homeland Security) and Senior Contracting Official (DoD/Pentagon). Mr. Vue earned a JD from Berkeley Law, an MPA from the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California, a Bachelor’s degree from California State University at Chico, and he is a graduate of the Procurement and Contract Management program at the University of Virginia, the Master Certificate in Supply Chain and Procurement at Michigan State and the Executive Leadership program at Cornell. Tenure February, 2020
Senior Staff

Linda Polk
Deputy Chief Procurement Officer
[email protected]

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