2021 Virtual Conference Sessions: Procurement

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Sessions for Monday, July 12

No procurement sessions for July 12

Sessions for Tuesday, July 13

No procurement sessions for July 13

Sessions for Wednesday, July 14

14 Jul
11:00 AM-12:15 PM ET

Overview of Public Procurement

The recent global pandemic has propelled public procurement forward by showing it as a vital part of any public sector financial management function. As we transition toward a faster-paced and more technologically connected world, the future of procurement will rely on our ability to combine technology with agile methodologies to best serve the organization and larger community. For it to be most effective, procurement processes, policies, and staff must work collaboratively with peers across the organization towards implementing best practices, re-engineering processes, and modernizing systems while staying true to the fundamentals of transparency, fiscal responsibility, accountability and maintaining public trust. This panel will explore the future of public procurement in an era of change and modernization. Session topics include: ethics, procurement policies, agility in procurement, privatization, developing a supplier network, organization of the procurement function, and elevating the procurement profession.

1.5 CPE credit

Sessions for Thursday, July 15

15 Jul
11:00 AM-12:15 PM ET

Year in Washington: 2021 GFOA Federal Update

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been felt by communities throughout the country. The CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 both provided $500 billion in funding to state and local governments for rescue and recovery. In this session, we will discuss lessons learned from the already-appropriated funds and discuss the potential for an infrastructure plan on the horizon for state and local governments. Additionally, staff from GFOA's Federal Liaison Center will review where we have been in the 116th Congress and where the 117th will likely take us.

Sessions for Friday, July 16

No procurement sessions for July 16

Sessions for Monday, July 19

No procurement sessions for July 19

Sessions for Tuesday, July 20

No procurement sessions for July 20

Sessions for Wednesday, July 21

No procurement sessions for July 21

Sessions for Thursday, July 22

No procurement sessions for July 22

Sessions for Friday, July 23

No procurement sessions for July 23