Webinar 011817: Diversifying Your Procurement Spend

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    Webinar Recording 

    Presented by: Darin Matthews, CPPO, CPSM

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    This session will cover the history of government programs that promote the use of small and diverse businesses. Why have recent decades seen an increased focus on diversifying spend in public procurement?

    There are many ways to promote competition in the public sector by increasing outreach to minority-owned, women-owned, and small emerging businesses. Even in a non-goals environment, many agencies have seen an increase in their small business spend through outreach, training, and partnering. 

    Best practices by leading agencies will be shared, along with programs that effectively promote the use of small businesses at both the prime and sub-contract level.
    This online training session is targeted toward the procurement professional who has experience with small business outreach and the evaluation of small business proposals. The laws associated with small business programs vary throughout the US. These laws may be referenced during the session, but will not be covered in detail.


    After completing this online training session, learners will be able to:

    1. Explain the “why” of small, diverse business programs
    2. Describe best public agency practices in diversifying spend including advantages, disadvantages, and strategies to promote acceptance.

    Speaker Bio - Darin Matthews

    Darin Matthews is the director of procurement for the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has over 25 years of experience in procurement and supply chain management in various business sectors. Darin serves as a faculty member for Portland State University, School of Business Administration, as well as an instructor for NIGP.

    He is a past president of NIGP and a recipient of the Albert H. Hall Memorial Award, their highest honor. Darin holds the designations of CPPO, CPSM and C.P.M. along with a Bachelor’s in Business and a Master’s in Acquisition Management. Darin is the author of several books and articles about public procurement and is a columnist for Government Procurement magazine.

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