The Building People
Requisition Number: [[RequisitionNum]]
Job Title: Purchasing Agent
City: Nashville
State: TN

Company Description

The Building People is a recognized leader in real estate facilities services. Our global organization delivers total lifecycle solutions for clients that integrate technology, buildings, and people to solve today's complex challenges for building owners, occupiers and stakeholders. We empower our clients to maximize the workplace experience and reduce costs without sacrificing quality and reliability. Our strategy leads clients towards the future of facilities through a connected real estate model that propagates new norms to deliver organizational efficiency, sustainability, and savings.

Purchasing Agent

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Description/Job Summary

The Building People, LLC, has a position open for a full-time Assistant Purchasing Agent (Acquisition Services).  The work to be performed under this contract will be performed in Nashville, TN. 

The Purchasing Agent serves customer needs through the placement of Government orders against established contracts (i.e. purchase orders and/or calls against BPAs or other FSS schedules, PBS regional/national IDIQs or other Government sources of support and perform Pre-award and Post-award contracting actions.  All procurement actions are at or under the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT).  The Purchasing Agent will be expected to use a variety of purchasing procedures to acquire supplies, services and construction.  All work is governed by the FAR and supplemented by additional regulations, legal precedents and agency policy and procedures.

The successful Purchasing Agent will have:

  • Knowledge of solicitation or purchasing methods such as oral solicitations, calls against BPAs, delivery orders or priced purchase orders to make noncompetitive open market purchases, purchases under established contracts or competitive open market purchases when specifications or statements of work are standardized, price and product characteristics are stable and repeat vendors are used
  • Knowledge of frequently used and easily understood regulations such as those related to required sources, use of mandatory schedules or ordering and documentation procedures for routine purchases to ensure regulatory compliance throughout the purchasing process
  • Knowledge of basic price evaluation techniques to assess price reasonableness using well established references such as price lists, Govt estimates and previous history.
  • Knowledge of basic arithmetic used in business to make comparisons of price
  • Knowledge of post award procedures sufficient to resolve typical problems with deliverables.
  • Knowledge of current software and media applications to facilitate the efficient exchange of information via email, spreadsheets, Webex, Federal Procurement Data System – Next Generation (FPDS-NG), Electronic Contract File Viewer (ECF), Federal Business Opportunities (FBO), E-buy, Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System (eSRS) Procurement Processing System (EASi) and other software programs.

The Building People’s Key Functional Areas:

  • Energy and Sustainability
  • Facility Management
  • Financial Management
  • Technology Services
  • Project Management
  • Real Estate

Required Education

High School Diploma plus at least two (2) years of experience in contract purchasing or similar position.  Requires 20 Hours of Professional Acquisition Related Training (Annually).


Competitive benefits include: 

  • Medical & Rx
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Life Insurance/AD&D
  • Long Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Pay

All positions require a background check after acceptance of our offer. The selected candidate will be eligible to begin employment before the background check has been finalized.  However, continued employment will be contingent upon the results of your reference/background check from The Building People, LLC.  Your position may require special credentialing, clearance, and access as a condition of employment.  In the event the government or client does not sponsor or approve your clearance, it may result in termination of your employment. 

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We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

For more information, view the EEO is the Law Poster and Pay Transparency Statement.