Dave Thomas, Director of Purchasing for Beaufort County, South Carolina has been named Vendor Registry’s September 2017 Purchaser of the Month!
Big thanks to Dave for taking the time to answer a few quick questions about his career and working at Beaufort County. We’re honored to partner with Dave and Beaufort County to help make purchasing processes easier and more efficient!
What drew you to a career in purchasing?
A friend of mine introduced me to the profession after I finished my Army career.
What is your favorite thing about working at Beaufort County?
Working with the County Employees and helping the Departments be successful with their projects.
What’s the most rewarding experience you’ve had working in the local government space?
Helping the organizations that I have worked for improve their procurement processes and helping them complete major projects with the “Best Value” to them and the taxpayer.
What specific feature do you like the most about Vendor Registry?
The ability to share information with the community and provide a way for vendors to submit their bids electronically.
What has your experience been like with the Vendor Registry team?
The VR team is very quick to respond to our needs and they are very helpful when we need any technical support.
What was your least favorite subject in school?
Know someone who should be nominated for Purchaser of the Month?
Send a nomination to John Barron at firstname.lastname@example.org, including your name, the name of the person you’re nominating, their contact information and why that person (or department) should be next in the spotlight!