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2017 Tentative NIGP Fall Conference Schedule

Tentative 2017 MN NIGP Fall Conference Agenda

Thursday, October 5th

8:00 am

Breakfast and Welcome

9:00 am

Leading Off the Cuff: The Process of Creating Change

Andy Zimney

10:30 am

Networking Break

10:45 am

Leading Off the Cuff: The Process of Creating Change

Andy Zimney

12:00 pm


1:00 pm

IT Contracting & Negotiations

Tony Greenberg, CEO Ramprate

3:00 pm

Networking Break

Room Check-In

3:15 pm

Results Driven Contracting

Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab

4:45 pm

Networking Activities

Room Check-In

5:30 pm



Friday, October 6th

8:00 am


8:30 am

MN NIGP Business Meeting

9:30 am

Networking Break & Checkout

10:00 am

Catalyze Strategy & Performance Management

City of Saint Paul Innovations Team

12:00 pm


1:00 pm

MN Department of Admin – Office of State Procurement - Government Solicitation Specifications – What are we really asking vendors to provide?

3:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks – Conference Close


*All sessions will be interactive and hands on


Congratulations to New CPPB Designees

Pam Marszalek, from the Metropolitan Council, and Scott Burkhart, from Dakota County, have been awarded their CPPB certificates by the UPPCC.  Please congratulate them on their accomplishment.  This is a significant professional step in their careers and represents broad academic and practical knowledge in purchasing and procurement.


Fall Conference Registration is now open!

The 2017 MN NIGP Fall Conference registration is now open.


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.