Mr.Ken 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

Purchasing Ethics

Ethical purchasing includes keeping a level playing field and avoiding giving a vendor the impression that you as a procurement professional may not be impartial. What hidden signs to look for and what company policies may need to be instituted to keep or limi ...

  • Basic & Intermediate
  • 90 Mins
  • Feb 10, 2023
Live 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
  • Feb 24, 2023
Live Webinar

New York State Procurement Overview

This webinar will provide an overview of New York State Procurement rules and vendor selection requirements. Attendees will learn best practices to draft procurement documents and comply with the NY State Government procurement process. This webinar will enab ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 90 Mins
  • Mar 10, 2023
Live 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
  • Mar 27, 2023
On-Demand 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
On-Demand Webinar

Purchasing Ethics

Ethical purchasing includes keeping a level playing field and avoiding giving a vendor the impression that you as a procurement professional may not be impartial. What hidden signs to look for and what company policies may need to be instituted to keep or limi ...

  • Basic & Intermediate
  • 90 Mins
Recorded 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
Recorded Webinar

Purchase Order Fundamentals

Purchase Order Fundamentals will be an interactive experience covering the basics of a current procurement office and how purchase order systems are used. The topics covered will give the beginner an understanding of basic purchasing processes and how to avoid ...

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

Purchasing Basics 101

Purchasing Basics 101 begins with definitions of the terms used in procurement and then provides a starting place of drafting a procedure manual, establishing bidding limits, and creating a procurement workflow. Next attendees will learn how to start a procure ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 90 Mins
Recorded Webinar

Implementing Purchasing Policies

For Existing Procurement Offices Review What Is Working and What Isn't Working in Your Current Environment... Ask Customers That You Service to Provide Feedback or a Formal Customer Satisfaction Survey Meet With Current Stake Holders That Use Your Procurem ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 90 Mins