Director of Procurement, Capital Programs
Mr. Gonzalez serves the Authority as Director of Procurement, Capital Programs. Before joining DC Water in August 2019 he held similar positions at Chesapeake Utilities Corporation and the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission.
In his role he is responsible for enhancing DC Water’s Capital Programs procurement capabilities, working in collaboration with the Authority’s Engineering and Construction groups to introduce best practices designed to impact the success of capital-intensive investments. Mr. Gonzalez is also tasked with leading the sourcing of Capital Programs include procurement planning, market outreach, developing sourcing strategies, solicitation approval, pre-bid conference coordination, bid and proposal evaluation, and approval of contracts and modifications.
His work in Capital Programs concentrates on the strategic functions of the procurement process including category management, negotiations, supplier relationship management and supporting the Authority’s Business Development Plan.
Mr. Gonzalez holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Route to Business from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of the Institute for Supply Management where he is a Certified Professional in Supply Management. Mr. Gonzalez co-authored a 2019 cover article for Water Finance & Management magazine titled At A Crossroads: Is Now the Time for Water Utilities to Rethink Procurement and Delivery of Capital Projects?