Webinar - Request for Proposal (RFP) Learning Lab Series Preview

  • Date: 09/28/2021
  • Start Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 3:30 PM Eastern Time
  • Contact Hours: 1
  • Format: Webinar
Webinar 092821: Request for Proposal (RFP) Learning Lab Series Preview (Member)$0.00 09/28/2021
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Webinar 092821: Request for Proposal (RFP) Learning Lab Series Preview (Member) $0.00
Webinar 092821: Request for Proposal (RFP) Learning Lab Series Preview (Non-Member) $0.00


Back by popular demand!
The Fall RFP Learning Lab Series kicks off October 5, 2021 consisting of 13 sessions covering a range of important topics related to RFP’s (click here for the Learning Lab Flyer).  In this webinar, the presenters will provide insight into each of the Learning Labs discussing the topic and primary focus of each lab session.
Session descriptions on paper or the screen don’t always accurately convey the contents of a course or its purpose. This webinar will be an overview of the RFP process and an opportunity for interested students to determine which lab(s) may benefit them the most. 

What You'll Learn

After completing this online training session, learners will be able to:
1.  Understand which learning lab(s) meet their training needs
2.  Gain insight in possible opportunities to address practice gaps
3.  Provide a possible foundation when considering expanding the use of RFP in an organization

Presenter Bio(s) 

#RFPDreamTeam - Mike Thornton, Stéphanie Dion, Victor Leamer

Mike Thornton is the Purchasing Manager for the City of Leesburg, Florida.  Mike has been at Leesburg for over 15 years and has over 20 years’ experience in public procurement. The City of Leesburg is a smaller municipality that operates five utilities.  This allows Mike to facilitate all types of solicitations to acquire the commodities required by his entity.  Mike is a regular contributor to Nsite discussion and presents at NIGP forum annually.  Mike takes a specific interest in promoting and encouraging innovation in public procurement through the use of technology. Mike is active in the Central Florida Chapter of NIGP and is the past vice-president.  Mike has volunteered for several opportunities at NIGP including co-author for Global Best Practices.
Stéphanie Dion is a Strategic Sourcing Specialist with Manitoba Hydro. She has 15 years of public procurement experience with various types of public entities in Canada.  Stéphanie graduated university with a teaching degree and has been involved with professional development in various capacities. She has been an active volunteer and advisor with professional associations since 2012 and now serves as the Chair of the Content Management Committee for the National Institute of Government Purchasing (NIGP). Stéphanie recently contributed a few articles to procurement magazines and is the recipient of NIGP’s 2021 Buyer of the Year Award.
Victor Leamer has over 33 years of public procurement experience at the county, state department, and state-wide levels currently as Senior Buyer with Spokane County, Washington. Victor teaches Sourcing in the Public Sector and the Core Certificate: Foundations in Strategy and Policy for NIGP (virtual), the 10-part Learning Lab RFP series, and has presented NIGP webinars on protests, evaluating responsiveness in bids, virtual leadership, and contract price adjustments.  Victor was appointed to the NIGP Talent Council in 2021, serves on NIGP's Content Management Committee (formerly Knowledge Management Committee) since 2015, produces the monthly Radio NIGP show, and is a founding member/former Vice President of the Alaska/Hawaii Governmental Procurement Association NIGP Chapter.

Attendance for Individuals

In order to receive one contact hour, each member needs to register for the webinar individually in advance and then watch the live webinar. Your credit is tabulated by match between your login and your registration.

Attendance for Groups

There is a Group Sign-In Form provided with each webinar. The group sign-in form does not register anyone for the webinar, it just verifies live attendance. Each person will receive their login email on the day of the webinar – this verifies their registration. The group sign in form verifies that they watched the live webinar.

Please contact distancelearning@nigp.org if you do not receive your login information by 12 pm ET on the day of the webinar.

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Phone: 800-367-6447Fax: 703-736-9644
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Brought to You By:


  • Victor Leamer, Senior Buyer, Spokane County
  • St√©phanie Dion, Strategic Sourcing Specialist, Manitoba Hydro
  • Mike Thornton, Purchasing Manager, City of Leesburg


Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be made in writing by emailing registrationinfo@nigp.org. Once the login email is sent, registrants that are non-members are not eligible for a refund. Registered participants who do not attend will not receive credit. Need to miss the webinar due to a last minute meeting? There is no need to cancel. You won't receive credit, but you will still receive all the handouts and the recording link.


The content of this webinar is intended for informational purposes only. It is not intended to solicit business or to provide legal advice. Laws differ by jurisdiction, and the information in this webinar may not apply to every attendee. You should not take, or refrain from taking, any particular action based upon the information contained in this webinar without first seeking jurisdictional guidance.

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