In this episode of Project Management Pioneers Watchdog’s Director of Hospitality, Oliver Carley explains the role of procurement agents in the hospitality industry.
A procurement agent is a third-party vendor that helps with the purchasing of FF&E for a hotel. This includes lighting, case pieces, carpeting, wall vinyl, etc. Watchdog partners with Hospitality brands as they work with these vendors in order to ensure the ownership is receiving the best possible pricing option. Having relationships with multiple vendors can help a hotel attain the best pricing during the bidding process. During this time, Watchdog is ensuring the owner receives the best possible solution.
Oliver Carley

Oliver Carley has a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry. Over the course of his career he has worked with the nation’s top developers and REITs on projects renovating and building hotels ranging from $250,000 to $80 million. Having experience with brands such as Marriott, Hilton, and Hyatt, Oliver has earned the reputation of a diligent project manager.


Masters of City Planning, ACIP*, PP*