Organizational Structure

Director's Office

Talisa R. Clark, MBA, CPPO
Chief Procurement Officer
phone:  (404) 687-2797
cell:  (404) 840-1344
email

Special ProjectsTeam

ShaTausa Edwards- Deputy Director Purchasing Operations
phone:  (404) 687-3828
cell:  (404) 520-1620
email

Vacant - Administrative Support Manager
phone:
fax:

LaShonda Bolton, MBA - Special Projects Coordinator
phone:  (404) 687-2749
email

Tiffiny Davis - Special Projects Coordinator (APS/Oracle)
phone:  (404) 371-6240
email

Felton Williams - Procurement Projects Manager, DeKalb First (LSBE Program)
phone:  (404) 371-6312
cell:  (678) 523-3474

email

The Special Projects Team  is responsible for:
-Process supplier registration applications
-Maintain supplier files on distributors, manufacturers, architects, engineers, and consulting firms for all County departments
-Assign purchasing system’s access and hierarchy
-Respond to Open Records Requests (Georgia Open Records Act, O.C.G.A. § 50-18-7- et seq.)
-Manage LSBE Program
-Manage contract partnership opportunities
-Maintain Supplier Performance Database
-Manage both the internal and external department websites
-Maintain the Oracle Automated Procurement System
-Conduct Countywide Oracle application training
-Provide I-Supplier training and technical assistance
-Maintain NIGP Commodity Codes

DeKalb First (LSBE Program):
LSBE Program
-Certify businesses as Local Small Business Enterprises (LSBE)
-Responds to LSBE requests for assistance
-Maintain LSBE contract participation
-Conduct compliance site visits
-Conduct small business outreach events
-Promote small business involvement and positive relationships with internal County departments

 

Procurement Teams

Team A 
Cathryn Horner, CPPB 
Procurement Manager
phone:  (404) 371-6334
cell:  (404) 849-1529

email

Team B
Phyllis Head, CPPB, GCPA 
Procurement Manager
phone:  (404) 687-7198
cell:  (404) 520-5031

email

Team C
Delois Robinson, MBA, CPPO
Procurement Manager
phone:  (404) 371-2395
cell:  (404) 427-1319
email

Team (CIP) Capital Improvement Program
Michelle Butler, Esq., CPCM 
Procurement Manager
phone:  (404) 687-3581
cell:   (678) 472-8507 
email


The Procurement Teams are responsible for:
-Provide centralized procurement services to support the function of all DeKalb County departments
-Prepare formal and informal solicitations
-Review and analysis of all formal, two-party agreements executed by the Chief Executive Officer (or his designee) and approved by the Board of Commissioners (BOC)
-Review and analysis of Invitations to Bid (ITBs) including formal construction bid packages, Request for Proposals (RFPs), Requests for Information, Qualifications and Quotations
-Review and analysis of requests for Sole Source and Emergency Purchases
-Review of certificates of insurance, bid bonds and performance and payment bonds to insure that they adhere to federal, state and local laws
-Conduct Pre-bid conferences related to RFPs and ITBs
-Prepare agenda items for Board of Commissioners approval
-Prepare and maintain Formal Contract Agreements
-Process contract renewals, change orders, and work authorizations
-Issue standard purchase orders for commodities and services
-Purchase commodities and services available on various Cooperative and State Wide Contracts (SWC).