NIGP Headliner Series

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The NIGP Headliner Series feature compact sessions on the most current procurement topics that impact your career, your entity, and your community.

Contact

For all Sponsorship Opportunities, Contact:

Fred Kuhn, Chief Growth Officer
202-427-0007 or fkuhn@nigp.org

The Series gets right to the heart of the matter by identifying the hard facts of these procurement headlines and how it may impact you or your entity. These series analyze the critical challenges faced in the profession, and offer practical solutions from subject matter experts to help you make informed decisions. Handouts will be provided at the end of each session.

Attend One, Attend All

Priced affordably with our members’ budget constraints top of mind.

  • Get sound advice from subject matter experts and make informed decisions.
  • Ask questions and receive answers in real time.
  • Share YOUR experiences, exchange ideas and brainstorm solutions.

91% of attendees say they'd recommend the Series to a colleague

88%  of attendees say the series met their expectations.


New Headliner - Inflation & Higher Prices...Managing Costs in a Volatile Market

October 5, 2022

1PM - 3PM ET

Contact Hours: 2


Speaker:

Paul J. Brennan, FNIGP, NIGP-CPP, CPPO
Director of Purchasing, County of Rockland, NY

 

 

Buying during inflationary times is challenging.  Add supply chain disruptions to the mix and these challenges may seem insurmountable. This informative session highlights what steps public procurement professionals can take to mitigate cost increases.  Discover new methods and approaches to manage price increase requests from suppliers and learn what cost management strategies public procurement agencies can implement during these volatile times.

Key Takeaways

  • Identify additional tools and approaches you can implement to manage cost changes (Attendees can download a Tip Sheet on managing cost increases as a reference resource) 
  • Learn how to be more proactive in dealing with key suppliers
  • Gain insight into what categories are most vulnerable to price fluctuations
  • Examine the “cost drivers”
  • Understand how to select the most appropriate cost management strategy for each category of goods and services.

Government Partner:

  

2022/2023 HEADLINER DATES: DECEMBER 13, MARCH 21, and JUNE 20

ADDITIONAL HEADLINERS - COMING SOON

PAST HEADLINERS 2022

Procurement experts demystify Federal Grants Funding. Learn the rules attached to specific sources of funding and how to correctly report for auditing purposes.

Part I – General Information, Guidance, and Best Practices


CONTRACTING WITH FEDERAL GRANT FUNDS FOR GOODS AND SERVICES

Speakers: 

  • Diane Palmer-Boeck, CPPO, Director of Procurement and Project Management, City of Plano, TX
  • Kellie Pendleton, CPPO, CPPB, NIGP-CPP, Purchasing Manager, City of Plano, TX

FEDERAL GRANTS BEST PRACTICES

Speakers: 

  • Terry L. McKee, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, MPA, C.P.M. CPCP, Procurement Director, Knoxville's Community Development Corp - The Public Housing & Redevelopment Authority
  • Penny Owens, CPPO, NIGP-CPP, Purchasing Agent, City of Knoxville
  • Zac Christensen, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, Director of Purchasing and Contracts, Utah State Board of Education
     

Part II - Federal Grant Funding Current Issues Related to ARPA and the CARES Act


CURRENT ISSUES SURROUNDING THE SPENDING OF FEDERAL FUNDS RELATED TO ARPA, THE CARES ACT, AND INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Emily Brock, Director, Federal Liaison Center, Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) 

MODERATED DISCUSSION WITH SUPPLIERS PROVIDING INFORMATION ABOUT THIRD-PARTY ASSISTANCE SERVICES

  • Dr. Kim Abrego, PT, DPT, COO and President, Disaster Recovery Services
  • Shelley Vineyard, MBA, RTSBA, Procurement Practice Leader, Disaster Recovery Services
  • Brian Meneghan, E.I.T., LEED® AP, Account Executive/Energy Systems Specialist, Carrier Corporation
  • Bill Symon, Director of Sales – SLED Central, Gordian

Thank you to our sponsors:
 



     

Government Partner:

  

The pandemic has disrupted nearly every aspect of the global supply chain - that’s the usually invisible pathway of manufacturing, transportation and logistics that gets goods from where they are manufactured, mined, or grown to where they are going. Scarcity has caused the prices of many things to go higher.  

Session 1 – “The Current and Future State of Supply Chain Shortages”


Speaker: 

  • Robert Handfield, PhD

Session 2 – Panel Discussion of Public Procurement Professionals


Speakers:

  • Stéphanie Dion, NIGP-CPP, CPPB
  • Amber Yates, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, CPM, 
  • Michael Bevis, Esq., NIGP-CPP, JD, CPPO, CPSM, C.P.M.

Government Partner:

  

Now more than ever, regardless of the organizational structure within a state or local entity, Finance and Procurement must form an interconnected relationship to best serve the public. This interactive series explores the crucial role procurement plays to improve financial management outcomes, current trends in public finance, and effective tools and strategies to solve common problems facing all entities. 

Speaker:  Mike Mucha, Deputy Executive Director / Director, Research and Consulting, Government, Finance Officers Association


Part 1: Integration of Finance and Procurement   

  • Placement of procurement in an organization
  • Getting a “Seat at the Table”
  • Adding value to capital planning, budgeting, grant administration, and performance management
  • Building better relationships and initiating change
     

Part II: Leveraging Procurement to Address Common Challenges 

  • Lessons from the fiscal crisis: COVID-19 experiences, budget control, and procurement's role in fiscal sustainability
  • Meeting customer expectations and taking a lean process improvement approach to procurement
  • The procurement officer’s role in budgeting and making better decisions
  • Risk management
  • Promoting transparency and trust

Thank you to our sponsors:

   

Government Partner:

  

New Negotiation Strategies for Today’s Market

Negotiations in 2022 are a whole new ball game. Because of commodity price increases, logistics and transportation issues, the pandemic, and climate change issues, procurement professionals must approach negotiations with a different mindset and skillset.

The ability to negotiate is important in any field, however, it’s especially critical in today’s market.

The New Normal

Many suppliers are now avoiding fixed price contracts, contracts tied to indices, most-favored-nations clauses, etc. This enlightening Headliner discusses the current new normal in today’s market and the impact on negotiations for contracts, along with suggested solutions and approaches.

Government Partner:

  

SUPPLIER PANEL

  • Drew Tuller, Public Sector Program Manager, Office Depot
  • Krystal Gilbert Schafer, Office Depot, Program Manager – Public Sector Cooperatives
  • Scott Clark, Government Sales Manager, Ford Motor Company
  • Greg James, Vice President, Business Development - DroneUp

PROCUREMENT PROFESSIONALS PANEL

  • Cara Bocx, CPPB, Senior Procurement & SBE/DBE Specialist, Community Transit, Everett, WA
  • Carrie Mathes, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, APP, CPPB, C.P.M., CFCM, MPA, Procurement Manager, Orange County, FL
  • Stacy Adams, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, Director of Statewide Sourcing, State of South Carolina, Division of Procurement Services
  • Zac Christensen, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, Director of Purchasing and Contracts, Utah State Board of Education