Topic Suggestions

Topic Suggestions


Attendees are always looking for new ideas, different approaches, and fresh perspectives.


This is a partial list of suggested topics submitted by Forum 2017 attendees.


ADA compliance & procurement

A & E

  • Contracts
  • Electronic RFPs

Audits (internal/external/government)

Best Value Contracting & application

Bonds (surety) & bond best practices

Business best practices/ business plans

Case studies/real life stories

Category Management

Centralization

Charter school evaluations & contracts

Common commodities purchasing

Communications skills

Construction

  • Contracts
  • CMAR
  • Design/Build
  • Job Order Contracting
  • Management

Contract Admin

Contract creation

Contractor evaluation programs

Co-ops

Cost modeling

Data analysis

DBE topics/policy

Digital/eSignatures & best practices

Drones

Education & Certification - why it is important

Electronic submission of Bids & RFPs

Emergency Management/Procurement

Encrypted signatures

Enterprise Resource Planning 

Ethics

Facilities - leasing and maintenance

FEMA

  • Guidelines
  • Reimbursements

Fraud Prevention

Innovation

Insurance (certificates & risks)

Invitation to Bid

IT & all tech-related topics

  • Cloud-based tech
  • Cybersecurity
  • How to procure
  • Negotiating with IT companies

Leadership

  • Generational approach
  • How to be a role model
  • How to lead when not a manager
  • How to transition from co-worker to manager
  • Staff and manager relationships

Lean Six Sigma & Kaizen

Legal & Case Law

LinkedIn

Market research

Marketing procurement

MWBE topics & inclusion/diversity

Negotiations

P3s

pCards - best practices

Performance contracts

Price indexing

Price reasonableness and responsibility

Procurement Basics & Policies

Procurement Performance Measurement

Procuring with Federal funds

Project management

Protests - best practice/policy

Public records request

Public works

Purchasing policies

Qualifications-Based Selection for professional services contracts

Retirement

Reverse Auctions

RFPs

  • Basics/components & process
  • Evaluation best practices/criteria
  • Evaluation committee COI & integrity
  • Evaluation committee selection
  • Scoring & Methods

RFQ solicitations

Risk management

Small Business Participation

Sole Source procurements

Sourcing

Scope of work or specifications workshop

Special purpose districts

Specifications

  • Parts of
  • How to write

Spend Analysis

Strategic planning

Strategic sourcing

Surplus

Sustainability

Talent Management

  • recruitment & retention

TCO

Team building

Terms & conditions of non-competitive sources contracts

Time Management

Total Cost Analysis

Uniform Guidance (grants)

Utilities

Value of procurement inside and/or outside of the entity

Waiver of competitive process (not sole source)

Warehousing for the 21st century