Mr.Kenneth Jones

Area Of Expertise : Procurement
37 Years Of Experience
Training Industry : Multi Industry

Ken Jones has been working in the public and non-profit procurement field for over 30 years. He worked for the New York State Office of Taxation and Finance as a Purchasing Assistant from 1985-87 and left there to work for the University at Albany, SUNY where he served as a Purchasing Agent and in 1999 was the Assistant Director supervising and providing training for the Office of Purchasing and Contracts. This included proving training for both State procurement and The Research Foundation for SUNY procurement rules and regulations.  His previous purchasing experience included procuring commodities, services, and construction for the departments on campus.A past Director of the SUNY Purchasing Association, Ken retired from the position of Assistant Director in January of 2014. However, he was requested to continue to assist the office through the end of 2014. Ken worked part-time for the SUNY Center for International Development as a Procurement Specialist assisting primarily with their program in Kenya, Africa. Ken has trained many University staff on procurement rules and regulations. He established online ordering processes with vendors ranging from Office supplies to Lab chemicals and continued to provide training in his recent positions. After the Kenya Contract expired Ken continued to assist the UAlbany Purchasing Office with complex procurements through July of 2021. Ken has presented on various procurement topics both in person and on the Web for over 10 years. 

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Live Webinar

Selecting Right Vendors And RFP Drafting

Many Procurement Professionals and those involved in a Request for Proposal (RFP) process can use additional guidance in creating a qualified vendor pool and creating and scoring an RFP. This live course will cover creating a vendor database and creating a qua ...

  • Basic & Intermediate
  • 90 Mins
  • May 28, 2024
Live Webinar

Reviewing Problem Invoices

Reviewing Problem Invoices is designed to cover how to handle common invoice errors found in the procurement arena and more importantly how to prevent them. Real examples of problem invoices will be shared to illustrate common problems and their resolution. In ...

  • Basic & Advanced
  • 90 Mins
  • Jun 07, 2024
Live Webinar

Implementing Purchasing Policies

This live webinar is intended to provide attendees with information on implementing purchasing policies for purchasing professionals. Attendees should leave the program with practical applications that they can apply to their daily business. Topics may include ...

  • Basic & Advanced
  • 60 Mins
  • Jun 27, 2024
On-Demand Webinar

How to Administer Vendor Assessments

Attend this webinar to learn how to set up a vendor responsibility review program. You will get the tools you need to review vendors on various key risk factors. Everyone in procurement or who is engaged with the selection of vendors needs to know how to miti ...

  • Basic & Advanced
  • 60 Mins
Recorded Webinar

Best Practices for Working With Vendors and Suppliers

Everyone in procurement needs to take time out to review how they are doing in getting the best service out of their vendors. Are they unknowingly putting their employer at increased risk by the way they transact business with vendors? Learn how to develop hea ...

  • Basic & Intermediate
  • 90 Mins
Recorded Webinar

Drafting Contracts for Procurement Professionals

This program will cover drafting a contract and the next steps in finalizing an award from a Bid or Request for Proposal ( RFP).   Key Learning Objectives of your Topic:   How to Draft a Contract Vendor terms to avoid                                      ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 90 Mins
On-Demand Webinar

RFP Fundamentals

This webinar will teach you how to craft a Request for Proposal (RFP) with confidence. Contractors will gain insight into how to ask the right questions and what is involved in getting an award through the RFP process.

  • Basic & Intermediate
  • 60 Mins
On-Demand Webinar

How to Write Contracts for Procurement Professionals

How to Write Contracts for Procurement Professionals. Many times, procurement professionals are required to draft or review contracts while not being contract specialists. At the end of the procurement award process, the next step is to draft a contract with t ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 90 Mins
On-Demand Webinar

Selecting Right Vendors And RFP Drafting

Many Procurement Professionals and those involved in a Request for Proposal (RFP) process can use additional guidance in creating a qualified vendor pool and creating and scoring an RFP. This live course will cover creating a vendor database and creating a qua ...

  • Basic & Intermediate
  • 90 Mins
On-Demand Webinar

Implementing Purchasing Policies

Implementing Purchasing Policies for Purchasing Professionals For existing Procurement Offices review what is working and what isn’t working in your current environment. Ask customers that your service to provide feedback or a formal customer satisfaction su ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 90 Mins