2019 Spring Conference Registration

March 21, 2019
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
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Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 Pine Street W.
Stillwater, MN 55082

You are invited to our FIRST ever Spring Conference.

This is a FREE event to help celebrate the success and support from our membership (YOU)

Who: Membership of our chapter (each agency can only register 10 current members to allow representation from each agency. 2 weeks before the event if there is space leftover we will allow any agency to sign up whoever they would like.)

Time and Date: March 21, 2019, 9am to 4pm

Where: Washington County Historic Courthouse, 101 Pine St. W. Stillwater, MN 55082

*Lunch and Snacks will be provided

*Free Parking across the street



Contract Administration:  The Achilles Heel of Procurement

Procurement professionals invest substantial amounts of time in the solicitation, negotiating and contract award processes.  They train their staff and customers on how to write a good specification or scope of work and how to evaluate proposals.  But after working so hard to get the best contract possible, procurement professionals will simply hand off that awarded contract to their customer and hope for the best.  No training, no plan, no tools.  And then procurement gets frustrated when they find out months later that the customer didn't pay the right price, the work required under the contract wasn't completed and they have been fighting with the supplier for months over non-performance.  What happened?  Better yet, what didn’t happen?  The answer.....Contract Administration!  Contract Administration is often the "Achilles’ Heel" of procurement  and the organization.  This session will focus on how you can reduce your agency’s risk, help your customers and suppliers be more successful and save your organization time, money and heartache.  


Speaker:  Marcheta Gillespie, former Procurement Director, City of Tuscon, Arizona


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