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2023 RMGPA Summer Conference

When:
Thursday, May 18, 2023, 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM
Where:
CSU Spur
Hydro Building, Confluence Theater
CSU Spur
4777 National Western Dr
Denver, CO  80216
Additional Info:
Category:
Conference
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
$99.00
 
$119.00
$99.00
 
$119.00
No Fee





The Board of Directors of RMGPA cordially invite you to the 2023 Summer Conference of the Rocky Mountain Governmental Purchasing Association (RMGPA). The conference program is jampacked with 6.0/hrs of  educational content, a tour of the new CSU Spur facility and many  opportunities to network with your fellow members.   

AGENDA

 

8:00 am - 8:30 am            Registration & Continental Breakfast

                                                         

8:30 am – 8:45 am          Welcome, Opening Remarks

 David Musgrave 
David Musgrave, President RMGPA, CDOT

Sponsor Recognition (BidNet)

 
Sol Ybarra
, City & County of Denver, RMGPA Chapter Enhancement Chair

 

8:45 am - 10:45 am         Gain Confidence in Public Speaking  (Credit Hours = 2)


Keith Ashby, CPPO, Lifetime RMGPA Member, Master NIGP Instructor


How comfortable do you feel speaking in front of your colleagues, Board or Council?  Would you like to be better informed and persuade the audience?  Do you need more confidence to speak in front of a crowd?  During this session, tips & techniques to instruct, influence, engage, educate or entertain the audience will be provided.  Public Speaking also helps develop vocabulary & fluency in language, enhances one’s leadership skills, as well as builds confidence.

UPPCC Body of Knowledge: 

Domain V. Leadership, section D.  prepare and deliver information for a target audience, section J.  Develop and deliver procurement training to external and internal stakeholders; section M. Explain procurement impacts and outcomes to internal and external stakeholders.

Domain VI. Business Principles, section E. Integrate continuous process improvements, section H. Delegate roles and responsibilities in the procurement process; section J. Develop process improvement methods and initiatives.

 

10:45 am - 11:00 am       Morning Break

              

11:00 am - 12:00 pm      Construction Procurement:  Maximizing Opportunities for Successful Projects – Session I (Credit Hours = 1)

 
Tracy Kline, CPPB, Lifetime RMGPA Member


Procurement professionals have an opportunity to make a valuable contribution to the success of capital infrastructure projects. A veteran procurement specialist with decades of experience of the good, the bad, and the ugly will lead us through the basics of construction procurement and tips for success.

UPPCC Body of Knowledge: 

Domain III.  Sourcing and Solicitation, section I.  Differentiate among construction delivery methods.

 

 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm      RMGPA Business Meeting & Networking Lunch
Business Meeting Agenda

RMGPA Board of Directors and Committees

Connect with colleagues at the networking lunch!  Share tips and tricks of the trade or connect with people on a personal level.  In-person networking has great value!  TIP:  Sit with someone you don’t know.  

New member recognition and first-time attendees

 

12:45 pm - 1:15 pm         CSU Spur Tour

 
Alicia Armentrout, CSU, Supplier Inclusion Manager, RMGPA Chapter Enhancement Co-Chair


CSU Spur is a new educational facility. We will be visiting the Hydro (water), Vida (life/veterinary/animal services) and Terra (agriculture) buildings.

 

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm    Construction Procurement:  Maximizing Opportunities for Successful Projects – Session II
(Credit Hours = 1)

Continuation of Session I

 

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm          Emergency Preparedness, Managing Emergencies and Key Considerations (Credit Hours = 1)

Dan Johnson
 Dan Johnson, Retired Emergency Manager – Logistics/Resource Mobilization Coordinator/Chief

 

How prepared is your agency for an emergency? What role does procurement have prior to, during and post emergency? Join this session to gain invaluable information on emergency management, the procurement role and collaboration between the two and hear how pre-planning leads to success during an emergency.

UPPCC Body of Knowledge: 

Domain II:  Procurement Planning and Analysis, section E.  Formulate a procurement contingency/continuity of operations plan.

Domain III:  Sourcing and Solicitation, section C.  Recognize and apply non-competitive/alternative procurement methods.

 

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm          Afternoon Break

 

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm          Emergency Management Panel Discussion (Credit Hours = 1)

Moderator:  Marisa Donegon, Colorado Springs Utilities, Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist, RMGPA Treasurer

Panel:  Dan Johnson, Molly McLoughlin, Trudi Peepgrass, Tracy Kline, Scott Harris, Peter Gibbons

 Panel

Do you have interactions with Emergency Management?  What is Purchasing’s role in an Emergency? What would you like to know regarding Federal Funding and reimbursement?  Join this interactive session to learn tips on building meaningful relationships, Emergency situations, Federal Funding and reimbursement.

UPPCC Body of Knowledge: 

Domain II:  Procurement Planning and Analysis, section E.  Formulate a procurement contingency/continuity of operations plan.

Domain III:  Sourcing and Solicitation, section C.  Recognize and apply non-competitive/alternative procurement methods.

4:30 pm               Closing Remarks - Adjourn 

 
David Musgrave,
President RMGPA



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