David O’Neal CPO – State Purchasing Officer

David O’Neal is the State Purchasing Officer for the Division of Purchase & Contract (P&C). In this role, he oversees the acquisition and management of state goods and services as well as P&C’s subdivisions including strategic sourcing, procurement education, risk and compliance management, contract management and systems support. He joined DOA in 2016 as a strategic sourcing specialist for the Division of Purchase & Contract and in 2017 was promoted to a State Procurement Manager 1, where he led and managed a team of State Procurement Specialists. In November of 2019, O’Neal was selected to be the Division’s Chief Learning Officer, the role he held until his appointment as the State Purchasing Officer.

Prior to joining the DOA team, O’Neal worked with the Wake County Public Schools’ Purchasing Office as the Senior Administrator/Warehouse Operations Manager. While at WCPSS, he was able to obtain the Certified Local Government Purchasing Officer (CLGPO) certification along with being a LGFCU Fellow. He has over 10 years of State Government experience along with over 15 years of private sector knowledge in Supply Chain and Logistics. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration – Management and Organizational Development from Mount Olive College and is also a Certified Public Manager (CPM).