Procurement Training Opportunities

Due to COVID-19, these sessions have been postponed. Updates will be provided, when available.

Want to maximize your budget? You don’t have to work in procurement to become a procurement guru. Attend these sessions and you will learn strategies and resources that help you stretch your budget. Space is limited, so don’t miss out.

GSA Advantage for State Customers

The General Services Administration (GSA), the federal government’s central procurement office, developed the Multiple Award Schedules program to create efficiencies and leverage buying power for federal agencies. Under the Schedules Program, GSA establishes long-term, government-wide contracts with commercial firms to provide millions of supplies and services at volume discount pricing. The presentation will provide an overview of the available programs, explain what the programs are, explain when and how you can use the programs, and discuss the benefits of using the available e-tools that GSA has to support these programs. State and local governments across the nation are using GSA programs and reaping the benefits of time savings, cost savings, GSA’s unparalleled breadth and depth of local and global contractors, and the built-in value of our free resources for market research, online procurement and assistance.

Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Time: 9 – 11 a.m.
Location: West Campus, Building 1, Room 234

Register here.

Making Every Dollar Count; Strategies and Resources for Maximizing Your Budget

Did you know there are tips and tricks you can implement today to ensure you are getting the best quote possible? Attend this session and learn about the strategies and resources immediately available to help you maximize your budget, learn best practices for getting what you need and create efficiencies and cost savings. In this session, you will also:

  • Learn tips and tricks for requesting quotes
  • Review online tools and resources available
  • Learn more about exemptions
  • Understand the difference between a sole source and a single source contract
  • Learn about piggyback contracts
  • Understand cooperative agreements

Date: Friday, April, 10, 2020
Time: 1:30– 3:30 p.m.
Location: West Campus, Building 3, Room 116

Register here.

Date: Friday, April 17, 2020
Time: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: East Campus, Building 4, Room 149

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