About Us


Mark Lutte, Director
Brenda Devoe, Secretary Associate
Kevin Scheirer, Operations Director
Chad Lewis, Director of Special Projects
Terry L. DeMerchant, Procurement Manager
Kathy L. Paquette, Procurement Manager
Sue H. Garcia, Management Analyst II
Debbie Jacques, Contract Grant Specialist
Justin Franzose, Contract Grant Specialist
Bill Allen, Contract Grant Specialist
Trudi Thayer, Office Assistant II

The Division of Purchases is committed to:

  • Achieving the best value for the State of Maine, balancing the quality of goods and services against their costs;
  • Maintaining an open and competitive procurement environment;
  • Being accountable and transparent in all of our dealings;
  • Ensuring equal opportunities for all, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation; and
  • Striving for continuous improvement in our procurement practices.

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Commodities by Buyers