Balentine, C.P.M., CPP, John L.
John L. Balentine, C.P.M.; CPP, Purchasing and Contracts Administrator, Washoe County Purchasing, Reno, Nevada 89520, 775/328-2280; firstname.lastname@example.org
Purchasing of services is perhaps the most demanding yet least understood aspect of public sector procurement. From the services of specialized physicians to janitors and everything in-between, public entities are purchasing more services from the private sector. Although demanding and seemingly complex, this aspect of procurement is comprised of just a few critical elements. Once understood and correctly applied, these critical elements will ensure that the public entity receives the services that it requires, at the quality level desired, over the duration actually needed and for a price that it can afford.