George Harris


George Harris, C.P.C.M., C.P.M. is founder of the training and consulting services company, Calyptus Consulting Group, which provides consulting and training in the areas of procurement, materials management, and quality management. Using state of the art methods, Mr. Harris and his team of consultants help purchasing professionals to evaluate their operations’ quality and contracting effectiveness and abilities to sustain competitive advantages.

Mr. Harris’ clients benefit from his wide-ranging experience in dealing with functional procurement and contracting issues and systems. He has served as Director of Procurement of materials to support 13 plants. As Senior Manager, Corporate Procurement at Prime Computer, Inc. he managed the procurement of peripherals, electromechanical devices, and operational maintenance contracts. As Senior Manager of Contracts and Procurement for Arthur D. Little, Inc., he negotiated and managed all contractual requirements with federal, state, and local government customers.

His clients include Raytheon, United Technologies, Hughes Aircraft, GE, Teledyne Corporation, Honeywell, Department of Defense, TORO Corporation, and Northrop.

Mr. Harris was named a Fellow by the National Contract Management Association. He is a member of the National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM) and has been appointed to the panel of Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association. He received his MBA. in Government Procurement and Materials Management from George Washington University.

He offers dozens of program topics. A sampling from his list of topics follows:

  • Sub-Contract Administration
  • Basic Purchasing Strategies
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Sub-Contractor Program Management
  • Total Quality Management/Continuous Process Improvement
  • Cost and Price Analysis
  • Contract Compliance in Managing Government Requirements
  • Marketing Effectively to the Federal Government
  • Performance Based Contracting
  • Creating Performance Based Statements of Work
  • Managing Contracts with the Federal Government