2022 Professional Development: Doing Business with The City of Huntsville
Have you ever wondered how to do business with local institutions like the City of Huntsville? Join us to learn how small business owners can supply their goods and services to entities like the City. Discover the types of goods and services the City is looking for, where to find out about these opportunities, and who you can reach out to for more information.
About the Speaker:
Tamara Yancy Procurement Manager, City of Huntsville
Tamara Yancy serves as the procurement manager of the City of Huntsville Procurement Services Division within the Finance department. She joined the City in November 2020. Previously, Yancy served as the purchasing officer for the City of Auburn, Ala. for seven years. She has a combined 20+ years of government experience ranging from financial and compliance auditing to revenue and tax administration to procurement administration.
As procurement manager, Yancy provides supervision and leadership in managing, planning, and organizing the solicitation of competitive bids for a variety a commodities, services, and contracts for building construction projects. Her primary function is to ensure that purchases are made, and contracts are entered into in accordance with municipal ordinances and state law. The City of Huntsville currently has over 600 active contracts of which over 400 are solicited and/or managed by the Procurement Services division. During her tenure as a procurement professional, Yancy has managed solicitation and award of contracts valuing up to $80M. She has led and played an integral role in the implementation of software modules, served as a liaison between the city departments and suppliers/contractors to negotiate and finalize contract documents, and implemented procedures to streamline and automate the procurement process.
Yancy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Alabama A&M University as well as dual Masters’ degrees from Troy University in Human Resource Management and Business Administration. She is currently studying to become a certified public purchasing officer.