Mr. Richard Gay, CPPO, RSBO, RTSBA

Director Purchasing Services,
Spring Branch Independent School District
20 Year Member
Most Valuable Member Silver

Director Purchasing Services,
Spring Branch Independent School District


Since September 2001 BCPS has been a national leader in the development and deployment of an on-line electronic catalog purchasing platform. In the past ten years we have processed over 58,000 electronic purchase orders valued at $26.2 million. Since 2001 the BCPS eProcurement system has grown from a small pilot program of five catalogs with 15 vendors and 2,000 line items to over 100 catalogs with over 500,000 line items offered by over 250 vendors. Since implementing our on-line catalog system we have trained over 2000+ users and dramatically reduced the number of purchase orders from a high of 31,189 in 2000 to 6,900 in FY 2012 a reduction of over 78 percent. From FY 2002 to FY 2012 we estimate that the on-line shopping platform has saved BCPS in excess of $40 million in cost reallocations from the cost to process a traditional purchase orders vs. eProcurement orders. At the same time we have generated over $2 million plus in revenues from vendor rebates. Because eProcurement enables the campus and office staff to order directly from a workstation at work or at home, delivery of supplies can and normally does occur within 24 to 72 hours and the vendors receive their payments within 24 to 48 hours after shipping. Because of our quick payments to vendors through the on-line shopping platform we have reduced our shipping costs from an average of 10% to 15% to 4% to 7% currently. In FY 2012 BCPS achieved an MBE/SBE participation rate of 41.42% ($41,397,644 million) for state funded projects. BCPS awarded $99,944,494 million for state funded projects of which $6,840,362 million went to MBE Prime Contractor's and $34,557,282 million went to MBE Sub-Contractors.


University of Houston
Houston, Texas, United States
MBA, 1997
Business Administration
1994 To 1997

Troy University
Troy, Alabama, United States
MPA, 1991
Public Administration
1989 To 1991

US Army Command and General Staff College
1985 To 1988

Stephen F. Austin State University
Nacogdoches, Texas, United States
Bachelor of Arts, 1978
Public Administration
1974 To 1978

Job History

Baltimore County Public Schools
Purchasing Manager
Timonium, MD, United States
September 2001 - present

National Purchasing Institute, Inc.
January 2010 - January 2012

NIGP - The Institute for Public Procurement
January 2001 - January 2012

Association of School Business Officials of Maryland and the District of Columbia
January 2001 - January 2012

Knights of Columbus Council 11341
July 1994 - January 2012

United States Army
Lieutenant Colonel
May 1978 - July 2006

Plano Independent School District
Director of Auxillary Services
Plano, TX, United States
July 1998 - August 2001

Clear Creek Independent School District
Assistant Superintendent for Buiness and Support Services
League City, TX, United States
December 1995 - June 1998

Clear Creek ISD
Assistant Superintendent
December 1995 - June 1998

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic
Unit Manager
June 1994 - April 1995

University of Texas
October 1992 - June 1994

United States Army
Commissioned Officer
May 1978 - September 1992

Tau Kappa Epsilon Nu Xi Chapter
May 1975 - May 1977

Geographical Region

  • Northeast

Job Classification

  • Supervisor of Purchasing