Lopez, Mary " Jane"

Ms. Mary " Jane" Lopez, CPPO
State of Colorado
5972 McIntyre Court
Golden, CO 80403


Summary: 20 years of experience providing customer service to state agencies, local governments and higher education institutions. Extensive background in writing request for proposals (RFPs), negotiating contract terms and resolving contract performance issues.

Work Experience:
Part Time Certified Trainer 09/98-current
National Institute of Governmental Purchasing Instructor on RFP writing, contract management, contract services and competitive negotiations. Have taught in Georgia, Florida, New York, Illinois, Virginia, Arizona, Oklahoma, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Washington and Colorado.

Government Sales Representative 07/00 – 7/03
Gateway Business
Responsible for providing information on new computer equipment, services and total computer solutions to government agencies located in Colorado, Wyoming and Montana.

Procurement Manager 04/89 – 07/00
State of Colorado
Developed and awarded RFPs for state contracts that generated over 88 million dollars a year and were used by state agencies, higher education, cities, counties and school districts.

Senior Purchasing Agent 07/69 – 03/89
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Prepared and awarded bids for technology equipment and various software applications used at the medical center.

University of Colorado – BS in Marketing 1978
Certified Public Purchaser (CPPO) - 1996

Membership Affiliations:
National Institute of Government Purchasers
University of Colorado Hispanic Alumni Board
Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Colorado Parent and Child Foundation

On the Faculty of:
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Capital Acquisitions
Ethics: A Survival Kit for Public Procurement
Fundamentals of Leadership and Management in Public Procurement
Introduction to Public Procurement