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Ms. Cynthia H. Griffin

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Purchasing Agent

Phone: (519) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  Cambridge , Massachusetts , United States
City of Cambridge
50 Dickson Street North PO Box 669
Cambridge , Ontario N1R 5W8

Company Description: The City of Cambridge is now offering citizens an option to receive their water bills by email. The new eBilling service allows customers to sign up for electronic...   more

Employment History

  • Purchasing Agent. Head of Purchasing Department
    City of Cambridge USA
  • Purchasing Agent
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Present at the meeting were Councillor ..., 15 Nov 2012 [cached]
Present at the meeting were Councillor Minka vanBeuzekom, Chair of the Committee; Councillor Craig Kelley; Mayor Henrietta Davis; Patty Nolan, School Committee Member; Robert W. Healy, City Manager; Cynthia Griffin, Purchasing Agent; Susanne Rasmussen, Director of Environment and Transportation Planning, Community Development Department; Alexandra Corwin (Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Manager) and Kristen von Hoffman (Sustainability Manager), Cambridge Public Schools; Matt Nelson, Chief of Staff to Mayor Davis; John Clifford; Savitri Khalsa; and Paula Crane, Administrative Assistant.
Ms. Griffin, Purchasing Agent for the city of Cambridge, spoke of job specs being provided on-line. She noted that as it relates to the bidding process for the city, the bid cannot be paperless.
Councillor vanBeuzekom stated that she had recently followed the bid process for the purchase of paper in order to gain greater insight into the process. She wondered why two copies of the bid needed to be submitted to the Purchasing Department. Ms. Griffin noted that this is their procedure. One copy is for the Purchasing Department, while the second copy of the bid is provided to the "requesting department" so that that department can review aspects of the bid as it relates to their needs. Ms. Griffin noted that contracts are e-mailed which is paperless, but noted that original signatures are required on final contracts submitted and retained by the Purchasing Department. She noted that the state law currently requires the Purchasing Department to maintain the original document.
Ms. Griffin stated that she would have to conduct more research on this matter. She noted that the standard in the city is 30% recycled content. She noted that a higher recycled content can be included in the bid but that there would need to be a trial period in advance to confirm that a higher content paper works appropriately for all that need to use it. Councillor vanBeuzekom stated that she only uses 100% post consumer and does not have any problems with it. Ms. Griffin also noted that this product would be more costly.
Councillor vanBeuzekom then asked if the city considered the purchase of vehicles fueled with biodiesel as part of its green purchasing policies. Ms. Griffin stated that representatives of the city had recently attended a forum for fuel-efficient vehicles and was looking at all the pros and cons of various vehicles, including diesel. She further noted that the price of biodiesel fuel is extremely high when compared to gasoline used in traditional engine vehicles. Calculations figuring in the long-term cost of fuel needs to be weighed together with the cost of the vehicle. She noted that the towns of Cambridge, Newton, Brookline, and Lexington buy fuel together cooperatively. This collective purchasing power has benefited the city of Cambridge with a reduced cost for vehicle fuel.
Ms. Griffin stated that each department makes their own purchases.
As it relates to electronics, Ms. Griffin stated that all electronics are purchased via state contract. She noted that the state has an EPP policy and all of the vendors that supply electronics via the state contract have to comply with this policy.
Councillor Maher thanked Mr. Healy and ..., 1 Mar 2013 [cached]
Councillor Maher thanked Mr. Healy and Cynthia Griffin, Purchasing agent for gathering information on the firms.
Cynthia Griffin, Acting ... [cached]
Cynthia Griffin, Acting Purchasing Agent
Present at the meeting were Councillor ..., 2 Aug 2010 [cached]
Present at the meeting were Councillor Leland Cheung, Chair of the Committee; Councillor Craig Kelley; Councillor Sam Seidel; Robert W. Healy, City Manager; Richard Rossi, Deputy City Manager; Cynthia Griffin, Purchasing Agent; Elizabeth Bedell; and Deputy City Clerk Donna P. Lopez.
Present at the meeting were Councillor ..., 16 June 2003 [cached]
Present at the meeting were Councillor E. Denise Simmons, Chair of the Committee, Vice Mayor Henrietta Davis, Susan Glazer, Deputy Director, Community Development Department (CDD), Estella Johnson, Economic Development Director, CDD, Cynthia Griffin, Purchasing Agent, Joan Dillon, Assistant Purchasing Agent, Nancy McLeod, Manager, Construction Procurement, Purchasing Department, James Monagle, City Auditor, Duane Brown, Affirmative Action Officer, Susan Mintz, Office of Workforce Development, Human Service Department, Ini Tomeu, Public Information Officer and Donna P. Lopez, Deputy City Clerk.
Ms. Griffin suggested that Mayor Sullivan contact Boston Mayor Menino to inform him that Cambridge businesses needed an opportunity to join the DNC.
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