Chris Hughes

Director, Division of Purchasing and General Services, Utah Department of Administrative Services

Christopher Hughes is the Director for the Division of Purchasing & General Services. He was appointed to this position in January 2018. He has worked at the Division of Purchasing since 2014 as a contract analyst and as the assistant director. Prior to working at the Division of Purchasing he worked for several law firms in Salt Lake City. Christopher is a graduate of S.J. Quinney College of Law and the University of Utah.


Keep it Simple:  Agile Procurement in the Public Sector. This presentation will review a new procurement process that the Division of Purchasing is using to increase efficiency and reduce the complexity of public procurement.  The new process relies on vendor expertise rather than complex solicitation requirements.