If you do not speak, read, or write English well, the City will provide an interpreter at no cost to you! This is available for all services and programs the City offers. For language assistance, please call 540-853-2000 and press 2.
Si usted no habla, lee, o escribe el inglés bien, ¡la Ciudad proporcionará un intérprete sin costo a usted! La interpretación está disponible por todos servicios y programas que ofrece la Ciudad. Para obtener asistencia lingüística, por favor llame a 540-853-2000 y oprime el 2.
Attention All Current City of Roanoke Contractors, COVID-19 Positive Test Results Notice
Pursuant to the DOLI COVID-19 rules at 16 VAC 25-220-40(B)(7), all employees or other persons associated with you company, who are known or suspected to be infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus, shall be sent home, stay home, and stay away from work sites until they are cleared to return to work. Additionally, you are required by law to advise Trevor Shannon within 24 hours in the event that an employee of your company or someone associated with your company tests positive for COVID-19. Click here to read the full notice for additional information.
Solicitation details may be found on the City's Vendor Self Service System (https://vss.roanokeva.gov/webapp/VSSPROD/AltSelfService) or on the Purchasing Division website (www.roanokeva.gov/purchasing) under the Current Bids and Proposals Tab.
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We present the opportunity for interested vendors to provide products and/or services to all city departments. We advocate equal opportunity both in purchasing and employment, and seek participation from small, minority, women-owned, and service disabled veteran-owned businesses. This public body does not discriminate against faith-based organizations.
Pamela Simpkins, CPPB, CUPO, VCO, former Director of Procurement and Contracts for Radford University, joined the City of Roanoke as Purchasing Manager on August 1. Pam has thirty two years of public procurement experience having previously worked at Virginia Tech, Montgomery County (VA), and Virginia Western Community College.
Pam previously served on the Board of Directors of VASCUPP (Virginia Association of State Colleges and University Purchasing Professionals) for fifteen years holding officer positions as President, Vice President and Treasurer. Pam also served as an officer on the National Association of Education Procurement (NAEP), District II (VA, MD, DC).
Pam earned her Master’s Degree in Urban Affairs and Planning from Virginia Tech and her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Affairs and Administration from Ferrum College. Pam holds the Certified Public Procurement Buyer (CPPB), the Certified University Purchasing Officer (CUPO), and the Virginia Contract Officer (VCO).
Pam grew up in Roanoke County graduating from Cave Spring High School and currently resides in Montgomery County with her husband, JB Simpkins and daughter Brooke, who is a student at Virginia Tech. Pam and JBs twin daughters, Gabrielle Dye, lives in Iwakuni Japan where her husband is an officer in US Marine Corps, and Jordan Stump, who lives in Radford, works at Virginia Tech in the Purchasing Department. Pam has two grandsons, Brody and Garrett Stump.
Pam is excited to return to her hometown to work for the City of Roanoke.
Toni Thomas is a native and a resident of Roanoke, Virginia. She is currently serving a second tour with the City of Roanoke as Purchasing Supervisor for the City’s Purchasing Division. She reports directly to the Purchasing Manager and is responsible for supervising all procurement related activities for the division’s Buyers and Senior Buyers.
Toni has over twenty years of professional procurement experience; thirteen years in the public sector and seven years in the private sector. She currently holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Mary Baldwin University, a Virginia Contracting Associate (VCA) certification and a NIGP Certified Procurement Professional (NIGP-CPP) certification.
Toni began her professional procurement career with the City of Roanoke at the age of 19. She’s held the positions of Procurement Clerk, Procurement Technician, Buyer and Senior Buyer. During her first tour with the City, major accomplishment included obtaining and maintain a Virginia Contract Officer (VCO) Certification and Certified Public Procurement Buyer (CPPB) certification. She introduced, planned, coordinated and managed the City’s Building New Partnerships Conference (2004, 2005 and 2007). This conference was designed to promote partnerships between large firms and small minority and women-owned businesses. The conferences were attended by as many as 250 people and included key note speakers Yolanda King (2005) and Christopher Gardner (2007). In addition, Toni lead efforts to update the City’s Process and Procedure Manual (2008) and was the subject matter expert and lead procurement team member during two (2) major upgrades to the City’s Financial Management System. It was during this time she also earned her Bachelor’s Degree (2011) and various Leadership certificates.
In 2012 Toni left the City to further her career in the private sector holding the Position of Purchasing Manager for two large manufacturing companies, where she further expanded her procurement knowledge and leadership skills.
In 2019, Toni returned to her roots and passion for public procurement. Since returning the City of Roanoke, Toni has obtained her current certifications. It should be noted that Toni was one the first to obtain the distinguished NIGP-CPP certification, which is currently the only certification that targets mid to executive level procurement leaders in the public sector and the only certification that expands beyond public procurement’s technical aspects and assess the more holistic competencies needed to be a successful leader within a public entity, embracing elements of leadership, business principles and procurement strategy. Toni also completed the Batten Leadership Program and played an intricate role in building up the procurement staff, improving processes, and implementing new processes that will help move the division forward. Most recently, Toni successfully completed a six month temporary Acting Purchasing Manager role.