Purchasing and Contract Administration
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).