Public Announcements


Best Value Performance Information Procurement System (PIPS) Certification Training

Professor Dean T Kashiwagi (Arizona State University), the creator of the Best Value Performance Information Procurement Systems (PIPS) will be giving a four hour certification training including exams on September 7th, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN at a location to be announced.  The certification training will cost $300 and require a minimum of ten attendees. For an additional $100, the lastest manuals and handouts will be given.  All attendees receive the powerpoint presentation and electronic copies of the latest manual.

For futher questions, contact Joseph Kashiwagi,, or Isaac Kashiwagi,, from Kashiwagi Solution Model Inc.


Dean T Kashiwagi, PhD, P.E., IFMA Fellow, Fulbright Scholar


Performance Based Studies Research Group (PBSRG)

Editor of W117 Journal “Advancement of Performance Information and Value”

School of Sustainable Engineering and Built Environment (SSEBE)


2017 Minnesota Joint Disparity Study

The 2017 Minnesota Joint Disparity Study examines whether discrimination affects minority- and women-owned firms in the marketplace and ways to address that discrimination. The Department of Administration is coordinating this effort. There are a number of ways stakeholders can be involved. The group of eight government agencies will collect and analyze public input throughout the study. The final report will incorporate this input.

Click for the Joint Disparity Study Website.