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Procurement Services Summer Intern (ID: 106453) for Summer 2018


Office of General Services

Corning Tower 31st Fl, Empire State Plaza
Albany , NY 12242

Division/Unit: Procurement Services


Web Site: Window)


Proposal Information


The summer internship position is available to a 2-year, 4-year or graduate matriculated student majoring in Supply Chain Management. Proper contract management requires us to receive user feedback about contractor performance. Procurement Services currently provides a complaint form as part of every contract award notification. There is a desire to revamp and modernize this process to better track and address complaints. Reporting to the Deputy Chief Procurement Officer (Deputy CPO) or their designee, the summer intern will be responsible for:

Responsibilities and Tasks
* Learning about and analyzing Procurement Service's current customer complaint policy and procedures;
* Researching and understanding how Procurement Services teams currently receive and manage complaints;
* Developing a project and action plan that encompasses various phases from analysis to new policy/procedure recommendation;
* Providing progress reports via PowerPoint;
* Researching and surveying how our counterparts in other public procurement organizations (e.g., National Association of State Procurement Officials - NASPO, and NYS municipal governments - SAMPO) receive, track, manage and report complaints;
* Developing a new policy that includes a more modern approach to receiving, tracking, and reporting customer complaints, including expected timelines for response and close-out;
* Creating a final report describing the entire process and recommending a future approach; and
* As it relates to your coursework (if required for seeking course credit), while OGS will interact with your institution regarding the internship, you will be expected to also seek guidance from your academic advisor (or professor/mentor) in your supply chain management program.
* Providing feedback regarding your internship experience to Procurement Services, your school, and others as needed.





Computer Skills


interpersonal skills


Internship Areas: Contract Management

Logistical Information

Payment? Paid

Number of Hours: 30 or more

Location: Albany

Number of Interns Needed: 1

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Graduate Student

Minimum Standing: Sophomore

Degree Concentrations: Business Administration, Public Administration