The Solicitation Manager under the general direction of the Deputy Director of Procurement, or designee, procures complex goods and services through the competitive and non-competitive solicitation process for the Airport Authority.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Prepares assigned routine and non-routine Requests for Bids, Requests for Proposals (RFP), Requests for Qualifications (RFQ), Requests for Information and other documents, including drafting technical specifications. Prepares, with limited assistance, complex Requests for Bids, Requests for Proposals, Requests for Qualifications, and other solicitation documents, including drafting technical specifications used in the procurement process.
Advertises and distributes solicitation in accordance with legal requirements and established procedures.
Schedules and conducts pre-bid, pre-proposal and pre-response conferences, independently, as well as bid openings in accordance with legal requirements and established procedures.
Computes submitted bids; tabulates and evaluates for price qualification.
Facilitates, through life cycle, requests for bids/proposals/ qualifications processes including without limitation: scheduling evaluation committee meetings; reviewing and summarizing information included in bids/proposals/responses to determine if vendors are responsive and responsible, in accordance with legal requirements and established purchasing procedures; providing advice to evaluation committee members; conducting reference checks of vendors.
Prepares contract award recommendations for approval by the CEO or Airport Authority Board.
Prepares and distributes purchase orders to successful vendors.
Interviews vendors to obtain information regarding product, price, ability of vendor to provide product or services and delivery date.
Prepares routine and non-routine cost and price analyses, independently, as well as other written and verbal reports using statistical information as needed. Prepares, with limited assistance, complex cost and price analyses, as well as other written and verbal reports using statistical information.
Independently makes decisions related to routine and non-routine procurement matters based upon acceptable purchasing practices and legal requirements. Makes decisions, with assistance, related to complex matters based upon acceptable purchasing practices and legal requirements.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university with major course work in Business, Finance, Public Administration or a related field; AND
Three (3) years of full time buyer experience independently facilitating formal and informal competitive solicitation processes for the procurement of goods and services in a public or private purchasing environment.
CERTIFICATES & LICENSES
A valid Michigan driver's license and a safe, acceptable driving record. If current driver's license is issued in another state, a Michigan driver's license must be obtained within four (4) months of job start date.
Internal Number: 251
About Wayne County Airport Authority
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) welcomed nearly 35 million passengers in 2017 and is one of the world’s leading air transportation hubs. With service from 14 scheduled passenger airlines, Michigan’s largest airport offers more than 1,100 flights per day to and from more than 140 non-stop destinations on four continents. With two award-winning passenger terminals, six jet runways, and an onsite AAA Four-Diamond Westin Hotel, DTW is among the world’s most efficient, customer friendly and operationally capable airports in North America. DTW is operated by the Wayne County Airport Authority, which also operates nearby Willow Run Airport – an important corporate, cargo and general aviation facility. The Airport Authority is entirely self-sustaining and does not receive tax dollars to support airport operations. Visit www.metroairport.com for more information.