Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 11/5/2021 - 7:00 PM
Category: Financial Services
Type: Info
Subject: Procurement Office Update
ACPS 2025 Strategic Plan Goal:
Goal 5: Family and Community Engagement
ACPS will ensure that all families and community members feel welcomed, respected, and valued.
Policy: DGB-R - ACPS Procurement and Credit Card Regulations
Funding Source or Fiscal Impact (where applicable)
File Attachment:
211105_Board_Brief_Procurement_Office_Update_v2.pdf
Agenda Item Summary: Ms. Andrea Lennon, former Director of Procurement and General Services resigned on October 29, 2021. To provide for continuity of leadership and operations for ACPS, the Superintendent will appoint Ms. Dyanna McMullen from Assistant Director of Procurement, to Director. Ms. McMullen has been steadfast in her service to ACPS throughout the last two (2) years during the Global Pandemic, and possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to be successful in this role. The Director of Procurement continues to be a critical need for ACPS as it is one of only two (2) positions within the entire school division that can enter ACPS into agreements. The turnover ACPS has experienced in the Procurement Office must not be allowed to stymie our progress with our CIP or Operating contracting. The Procurement Office will continue its reorganization that was started in March of 2021, by recruiting an Executive Director of Procurement. This will solidify the leadership in the Procurement Office and combat turnover by providing ACPS with another authorized Contracting Agent.
Background: The Office of Procurement and General Services continues to face high turnover due to market conditions providing for greater salary opportunities outside of ACPS. Ms. Andrea Lennon separated from ACPS on October 29, 2021. To provide for continuity of leadership and operations the Superintendent will be appointing Ms. Dyanna McMullen to Director of Procurement and General Services, and we will be recruiting an Executive Director of Procurement.
Recommendation: The Superintendent recommends that the School Board review this information.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Dominic Turner - Chief Financial Officer
Signed By:
Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. - Superintendent