OverviewState and local procurement officials have experienced many challenges and disappointments while seeking to acquire sorely needed medical equipment and supplies in a chaotic marketplace. As dedicated public servants, they are saddened that so many people -- including first responders, healthcare staff, patients, patients’ families, and other members of the general public – have been adversely impacted by their inability to fulfill requirements for essential items. This webinar will provide an interactive forum for the consideration of measures that can assure, to the extent possible, that the goods and services that will be needed in the next widespread emergency will be available timely and at reasonable prices. A slide deck prepared by the presenters will broadly frame the discussion among the facilitators and attendees.
What You'll Learn
2. Describe several viable strategies for mitigating such supply failures in future widespread emergencies.
3. Work with others -- including their peers, their suppliers, and providers of information and services to the procurement and supplier communities -- to create an infrastructure that will enable public entities and suppliers to be better prepared for future widespread emergencies.