David Louis

Special Advisor
Phone: 408-437-5400

David has 37 years of purchasing experience, including supervisory and management responsibilities, for California local governments. He is a seasoned purchasing professional who works with others in a collaborative, positive and result-oriented manner to achieve budget goals and best-in-class operations, even in challenging budgetary and organizational circumstances. He has achieved all professional purchasing certifications and credentials, including Certified Purchasing Manager, Certified Public Purchasing Officer, Certified Professional Public Buyer, and Accredited Purchasing Practitioner.

David has experience in contract negotiations, materials management, green purchasing, surplus goods disposition, the bidding process (RFP, RFQ, and RFI), records management and retention, technology and online procurement, process improvement, purchasing ethics and staff training and development. His prior professional service includes director of Purchasing and Support Services for San Joaquin County, director of Purchasing for Modesto City Schools, purchasing officer and senior buyer for City of Modesto, and administrative manager and buyer for Stanislaus County.