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Purchasing Division Staff


Purchasing General Manager

David Boswell, CPPO, CPPB, SPSM
(941) 954-4151



David oversees the Purchasing operation for the City of Sarasota. He ensures that the City provides fair and economically sound procurements.


Assistant Purchasing General Manager
Carlos Marmolejos, CPM
(941) 926-6441

Carlos supervises the buyers and does solicitations as well including contract management. Any solicitations ending in CM belong to Carlos.

Senior Professional Buyer
Barney Kavanagh, CPPB, FCPA, FCPM
(941) 926-6437

Barney Kavanagh Senior Procurement Specialist

Barney is a Senior Professional Buyer. He handles invitations to bid and request for proposals for City Projects.  Including contract management.  Any solicitation ending in BK belong to Barney.

Professional Buyer





Procurement Specialist III
Denise Donohue
(941) 926-6429

Denise Donohue Procurement Specialist III

Denise handles the setting up of new vendors, initial review of purchasing orders, and is responsible for initial review of single and sole source requests.  She also does construction pay application review.

Procurement Specialist II
Louis Ciferno
(941) 926-6430

Louis Ciferno Procurement Specialist

Louis handles contract extensions and renewals. He is responsible for review of
P-Card Transaction. He coordinates our Postal Services.


Professional Buyer
Jessica Smith
(941) 926-6431


Jessica is a Professional Buyer.  She handles invitations to bid for City Projects.  Including contract management.  Any solicitation ending in JS belong to Jessica.  She also tracks the certificate of insurance for Purchasing contracts.



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