|Sustainable Procurement in U.S. Local Governments
The procurement function has been employed to achieve sustainability in environmental, social, and economic aspects of communities. This session demonstrates current trends in sustainable procurement in local governments across
North America, particularly within the United States. Specifically, it assesses supplier diversity and green procurement as major components of sustainable procurement initiatives.
Ana Maria Dimand is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Public Policy and Administration at Florida International University, Miami. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B) from the Romanian-American University, Bucharest, Romania. She worked as a legal advisor for a central government organization in Bucharest, Romania, specializing in public procurement. After serving as Head of the Public Procurement office, she went on to pursue a Ph.D. Degree in public affairs at FIU.
Evelyn Trammell is a fourth-year doctoral candidate in Public Affairs at Florida International University (FIU). Her research focuses on issues of socio-economic equity in public finance and procurement. Her teaching credits include Administrative Leadership and Behavior. In addition, she has 7 years of practitioner experience working in local government with the City of Sunny Isles Beach, in the areas of finance, procurement, and general administration.
|New NIGP Global Best Practice: Market Research Process: Research, Analysis, and Intelligence
The task force members who developed the Market Research Process global best practice document share their experiences and present the main concepts with examples to illustrate.
Lisa Frank joined NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement in December 2013. One year later, she was promoted to the position of Global Practices Manager and now also manages NIGP’s accreditation program. Lisa collaborates with subject matter experts, including procurement professionals, academics, and suppliers to develop useful guidance on public procurement topics. Since its 2018 February/March issue, Government Procurement Magazine has been publishing Lisa’s articles on topics ranging from her first article Language Matters to the current article Personality Matters: The DISC Method. Prior to joining NIGP, Lisa managed the University Lecture Series at Carnegie Mellon University, where she earned her Master of Public Management. Recently, she earned certification as Maxwell Method DISC Consultant. She received her undergraduate degree from Indiana University in cello performance, and now lives in Ashland, Oregon, where she plays cello with the Rogue Valley Symphony.
Clarissa Clark, CPPO, CPPB,
Clarissa Clark has over 20 years of Public Procurement experience. She has experience with Higher Education, K-12, and State Government. She is a passionate advocate for the profession and is active with the Institute as well as her local Chapter, SCAGPO. Clarissa is currently the Director of Procurement for the University of South Carolina. She holds both UPPCC Certifications and is looking forward to testing for the NIGP-CPP in the near future.
Kim Cullen is the Director of Marketing for BidNet and SourceSuite E-Procurement Solutions. Bringing nearly 20 years of marketing and client relations experience to the BidNet team, her areas of focus include market research and analyzation, email marketing, search engine optimization and content marketing. Kim organizes and conducts educational seminars and webinars for NIGP regional chapters, public government agency partners, buying organizations and the vendor community throughout the country. Speaking engagements include NIGP 2018 Forum, multiple webinar series, the Institute for Supply Management’s ISM and NPI Conferences.
Anna Vogel is the Procurement Manager of the City of Vancouver. She has over 20 years of experience in public procurement and has served in many procurement roles throughout her career. She is the current Recording Secretary for the Washington Chapter of NIGP and serves as the Community Involvement Committee Chair for the chapter. Anna has also served on the Invitation to Bid Global Best Practice committees. This year Anna was recognized as the WANIGP Manager of the Year.
Theresa Webb has over 25 years of experience in procurement in both the private and public sectors with 15+ years in public sector procurement. Theresa holds CPPO, CPPB, CPSM and C.P.M. certifications and is a current member of NIGP, NPI, Sarasota Bay Area Chapter and Tampa Bay Area Chapter of NIGP, FAPPO, and ISM.