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Purchasing agents and officers purchase general and specialized equipment, materials and business services for use or for processing by their establishment. They are employed by medium-sized and large organizations throughout the public and private sectors. Purchasing agents purchase general and specialized equipment, materials or business services for use or for processing by their establishment. They determine what their organization needs to buy to keep functioning. They evaluate the requirements of their establishment and develop specifications for equipment, materials and services to be purchased. They also apply and sometimes help determine general purchasing policies. Purchasing agents then oversee the process of acquiring goods and services, by asking for proposals, consulting with suppliers and reviewing price quotations. Once they've gathered this information, they set contract terms and conditions, and award contracts to specific vendors. They set delivery schedules, track progress and contact clients and suppliers to correct problems. They provide information to other departments and suppliers regarding orders, and they may hire, train or supervise purchasing clerks. In large or specialty organizations, purchasing agents may specialize in purchasing particular materials or business services, such as furniture or office equipment.


Missouri Association of Public Purchasing Inc.

University of Minnesota Purchasing Services

The Purchasing Support Directories For Paper Packaging And Related Products.

Purchasing Commission Home Page, BC Government, Ministry of Finance & Corporat

Harris County Purchasing Department

Utah State Division of Purchasing & General ServicesHomepage

Managers, Purchasing

SFSU Purchasing Department

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RMC Corporate Purchasing - Alabama

UAB Purchasing E-Mail Box

HIGHER IDEALS Wholesale Purchasing and Product Distribution

Multnomah County Purchasing Templet

GAO Releases Report on Cooperative Purchasing (March 1997)

Healthcare Purchasing News Index of 1994 Articles

Purchasing and Inventory Clerks - Wage Rates (HRDC-NS)

Ontario University Purchasing Management Association Homepage

California Association of Public Purchasing Officers

Sanborn- Here, engineering, purchasing, production, and quality-control groups

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply

Just-in-time purchasing - A. Ansari, B. Modarress.

Purchasing Agents Forum- Re- Trade agents needed.

Works available for purchasing

CHPA (Community Health Purchasing Alliance Home Page)

WICHE Joint Purchasing Initiative (JPI)

Purchasing IET Report

Ontario University Purchasing Management Association Homepage

California Association of Public Purchasing Officers

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply

Purchasing IET Report

Purchasing - Products

Purchasing Ethics

Memphis Regional Purchasing Council Minority Business Directory

Purchasing Card- The Purchasing Card Defined

Division of Purchasing & Financial Services Team Involvement in Technological

Innovative Purchasing Resources, Inc. - (I.P.R.)

Belmin Purchasing Systems Ltd

purchasing information for ancient oils


Advanced Public Purchasing

Purchasing Power Parities by Industry (comparison of Japan and the U.S.)

Purchasing Staff

Information Society Initiative - Purchasing

RMC Purchasing Headquarters Map

The Purchasing Manager's Forum

Departement of Purchasing staff

About Purchasing Services

Decision Support system developed for use in Purchasing

Floating Point Systems - ENVI Purchasing a License


Purchasing Amateur Telescopes - 8

UBC Purchasing Department - Home Page

Purchasing - How can I get an ATM-

Previous Water Garden Articles - Purchasing Water Lilies - ICanGarden.com

Purchasing Management Association of Canada

Purchasing Policy and Procedure 24- Special State Purchasing Programs

Group purchasing- Briggs Corporation

Purchasing Software

Collier County Public School's Purchasing Department's Recommended Awards

Subject- Re- Purchasing an '02tii-

Purchasing Services Contract

Full Purchasing Service

National Association of State Purchasing Officials

Purchasing a Ford Probe

DSSI - OmniServer Purchasing

WSU Purchasing Policies and Procedures

Purchasing Methods

Contracts & Purchasing Manual - Section 11.23

Purchasing Services Branch Contact Page

International Association of Purchasing Managers

UIS Purchasing Page

Purchasing - Products


Alfred G Smith, Purchasing and Stores, Faculty and Staff, People, University o

CAUSE Information Resources Library Items - SYSTEMS, PURCHASING

Liberty Series -- Basic Purchasing System

Betty L Hoover, Purchasing and Stores, Faculty and Staff, People, University o

Purchasing Computer Hardware or Software

Re- Purchasing Tips

U.S. Consumer Roster - State Counts - Purchasing Profiles

Purchasing- Function & Process

Purchasing and Shipping Information

KU Purchasing Front Door

Retail Purchasing Data for the Antigo Area Shoppers Guide

Cornell Purchasing -- Procurement Card Teams

The Small Tractor FAQ - Purchasing Alternatives

Safety Science Purchasing Recommendations

Maps Directions to Purchasing Office

Purchasing Information Technology and Telecommunications

Pass Through of Exchange Rates and Purchasing Power Parity.

Purchasing - Generators

RMC Corporate Purchasing - Washington

UCSD Purchasing- High Value Requisitions

Thomas Register

Burnside International Corp. PA

MSU-Cyber a nice resource



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