Vendor Guide or Registration Website:
Does state charge a vendor registration fee?
Centralized procurement office handles:
- Non-technology goods
- Building Construction
- Technology Goods
- Technology Services
Targeted business programs/preference policies affecting procurement:
- Other: Practice- All other considerations being equal, preference will be given to resident bidders of the state and/or to products raised or manufactured in the state.
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: Although the Judicial and Legislative Branch are exempt, many requirements are procured through the Central Procurement Office. Universities may utilize central procurement contracts, but are not required.
Deb Damore is the director of purchasing and contracting for the State of Vermont, Office of Purchasing and Contracting. Deb began her career in public procurement approximately twenty years. Deb worked in the private sector procurement industry prior to public procurement. Deb is a past president of the National Association of State Procurement Officials.
Trevor R. Lewis Commodity Procurement Administrator
Office of Purchasing & Contracting Staff:
Purchasing and Contracting Procedures Specialist
Assistant Purchasing Agent
Technology Procurement Administrator
State Assistant Purchasing Agent
Senior Purchasing Agent