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Purchasing

"Recipients of the National Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award"

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"Recipients of the National Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award"

Purchasing and Contract Administration

Introduction

This information provides a framework detailing our roles and responsibilities in the purchasing process for Alamo Colleges departments and offices "Customers". The Department is made up of professionals in Purchasing, Contract Administration, Surplus Property Management, Alamo Cash Cards, SMWBE Program, Pcard purchases, and Office Administration providing technical assistance, service, or training to Customers and suppliers. These professionals work to ensure projects and purchases are consistent with Customer's plans and policies of the Alamo Colleges Board of Trustees.

Mission and Vision

The Alamo Colleges Purchasing Department is to be recognized by Customers for delivering exceptional value-added results by being an organization committed to a cost-effective, value added service that leverages the College's spending power and common work practices to deliver the lowest total cost of acquisition and best supplier performance.

The Purchasing Department will pursue superior Customer service and ensure Customers are aware that we have provided value and met or exceeded all their expectations and business requirements. Each individual in our department is responsible for adopting a "Helpful Attitude" approach to customer service, product delivery, and representing Alamo Colleges.

Building Customer relationships is vital to achieving the Purchasing Department goals. This includes ensuring the Customer is thoroughly supported, kept informed at all times, and that we understand the Customer's expectations, meet those expectations, and manage the purchasing process to those expectations. 

Welcome to Alamoshare, the Purchasing Website for employees of Alamo Colleges (login required). 

Contact Information

Gary O'Bar, C.P.M.
Director
210-485-0102
gobar@alamo.edu 

Jeremy Taub
Contracting Coordinator
210-485-0131
jtaub@alamo.edu

Karen Gottfried
Contracting Coordinator
210-485-0122
kgottfried@alamo.edu

Alamo Colleges
Purchasing & Contract Administration
1743 N. Main Ave., Bldg. 41, Room 101
San Antonio, Texas 78212-4299

Phone: 210-485-0100
Fax: 210-486-9022

Hours of Operation:
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday

Email us at:
DST-Purchasing@alamo.edu 

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