Idaho

Valerie BollingerChief Procurement Officer (208) 332-1631Procurement Contracting
Division of Purchasing 304 N 8th St, Rm 403,
Boise, Idaho,
83720, United States
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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
  • Higher Education

Targeted business programs/preference policies affecting procurement:

  • In-state bidder preference
  • Tie-bid preference for in-state bidders
  • Reciprocal preference
  • Specific commodity-based preference
  • Correctional Industries

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
  • Other: Elected Officials
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Director Biography
Valerie started her career in public procurement in 2012 after earning her law degree in 2010. She practiced law for two years in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and then moved to Idaho where she accepted a position as a Buyer with the University of Idaho. In 2014, Valerie joined the Division of Purchasing (DOP) as a Buyer before being promoted to State Purchasing Manager in 2016. She became the Administrator (CPO) in August 2020. Since joining DOP, Valerie has been an active participant in NASPO and currently serves as the chair of the NASPO ValuePoint Management Board. Her favorite aspect of public procurement is the opportunity to support the great work being done by all of Idaho’s agencies who serve the citizens of the state. She is passionate about working collaboratively, thinking innovatively, and elevating the public procurement profession to the highest possible standards.
Senior Staff

Chelsea Robillard
State Purchasing Manager
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Justin Gross
Procurement Supervisor
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Mike Gwinn
Contract Administration Supervisor
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Legal Counsel:

Julie Weaver
Deputy Attorney General
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Staff:

Forest Benedict
Training Specialist
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Karen Butler
Senior Data Coordinator/ eProcurement Administrator
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Kim Guevara
Buyer
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Joey Nelson
Purchasing Officer
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Arianne Quignon
Purchasing Officer
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Quinn Shea
Contract Administrator
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Kaylee Starman
Purchasing Officer
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Justin Urquhart
Purchasing Officer
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Procurement Programs
Division of Purchasing Website
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