Dennis Carney, CPPO, recently retired from the Columbus City Schools in Columbus, Ohio where he was Purchasing Director for 15 years. His responsibilities included managing procurement, warehousing, and the delivery services department. He has written numerous RFP’s for products, services, and software.
Mr. Carney negotiated contracts for the school district and was a member of the district’s minority vendor participation team. His departments developed an electronic bidding system, a delivery services work order system, and an Access database that managed the district’s records retention warehouse.
Prior to working for the schools, Mr. Carney worked for nine years in the private sector for the procurement department at Bank One Corporation.
Mr. Carney has written questions for the CPPB / CPPO certification exams. He also worked with other instructors to write Public Procurement Practices for the evaluation process, developing evaluation criteria, and procurement department audits. Mr. Carney worked with a team of instructors over an 18 month period to rewrite the Developing and Managing Requests for Proposals textbook.
He has an MBA from Capital University where he graduated with highest honors.
Mr. Carney is also a member of Toastmasters International.