Webinar - Mitigating Supply Failures During Future Widespread Emergencies: An Interactive Discussion Involving the Attendees & Facilitators

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  1. Specifics

    Date and time:  Tuesday, June 16, 2020 2:00 PM ET- 3:30 PM ET (Eastern Time) 

    Presented by: Dr. Stephen B. Gordon, Ph.D., CPPO, FNIGP, Norma J. Hall, FNIGP, CPPO, David P. Gragen, CPPO, FNAPA, and Harold Good, CPPO
    Contact hours: 1 (Contact hour awarded based on registering and attending the live event)


    State and local procurement officials have experienced many challenges and disappointments while seeking to acquire sorely needed medical equipment and supplies in a chaotic marketplace. As dedicated public servants, they are saddened that so many people -- including first responders, healthcare staff, patients, patients’ families, and other members of the general public – have been adversely impacted by their inability to fulfill requirements for essential items. This webinar will provide an interactive forum for the consideration of measures that can assure, to the extent possible, that the goods and services that will be needed in the next widespread emergency will be available timely and at reasonable prices. A slide deck prepared by the presenters will broadly frame the discussion among the facilitators and attendees.


     After completing this online training session, learners will be able to:
    1. Explain why it is essential for public procurement officials to be as prepared as possible to mitigate supply failures during future widespread emergencies.
    2.  Describe several viable strategies for mitigating such supply failures in future widespread emergencies.
    3.  Work with others -- including their peers, their suppliers, and providers of information and services to the procurement and supplier communities -- to create an infrastructure that will enable public entities and suppliers to be better prepared for future widespread emergencies.

    Presenter Bio

    Stephen B. Gordon, PhD, FNIGP, CPPO is a veteran of 45 years in the public procurement arena who has devoted his career to advancing the practice of public procurement. As a member of the NIGP headquarters staff at the beginning of his career, Dr. Gordon developed and launched the NIGP Education Program. Near the end of his career, Gordon stood up and managed the globally-accredited Graduate Certificate Program in Public Procurement and Contract Management at Old Dominion University. Steve also has served as the director of procurement for two well-known local governments and as the Education Program Manager for the Word Bank’s Corporate Procurement Unit. Dr. Gordon was an early adopter of several strategic public procurement practices, including the use of procurement cards, performance-based contracting for services and construction, and partnering with contractors on high-risk contracts. The 2002 President of NIGP, Steve volunteers in several capacities to assist those who struggle with mental illness and loneliness. He also is a volunteer English as a Second Language instructor.
    Harold (Hal) Good, CPPO is an accomplished professional with over 30 years of business experience in public and private procurement. He has an extensive portfolio of complex projects completed on time & within budget. Agencies served include a major university hospital, international airport, convention center, and city & county government agencies. Major projects typically included the use of state & federal grant funds or funding via public-private partnerships. He began his career in hospital materials management and procurement after transitioning from a clinical practitioner role.​ Hal​ is a past president of the Airport Purchasing Group, National Procurement Institute, and the California Chapter of the National Institute of Government Purchasing, (NIGP). He served as a member of NIGP's national board of directors and received NIGP's Distinguished Service Award in 2002. ​Hal was inducted into the CPORising Hall of Fame in 2016. ​He has been a presenter at ​NIGP Forum, CAPPO, SAPAribaLive, ​CPORising, ProcureCon Indirect, ProcureConIT,  and at the International Association of Contract and Commercial Management, (IACCM).  ​He has been very active in social media, with over 14,000 connections on Linkedin and 23000 followers on Twitter.  Hal curates 11 Twitter feeds and manages two Linkedin groups. ​His article, "How to Make Public Procurement More Strategic" was published in the summer 2016 issue of “The Public Manager".
    David P. Gragan, CPPO, FNAPA is the Chief Learning Officer of the DC Office of Contracting and Procurement.  Prior to re-joining the District Government, Dave was the Senior Procurement Executive at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a Federal agency chartered to provide a single point of accountability for enforcing federal consumer financial laws. Before joining the CFPB in 2010, he served the City of Washington, DC as the Chief Procurement Officer.  He has also served as the chief procurement officer of the states of Texas and Indiana.  Between his roles in public procurement, Dave spent several years in the private sector with Oracle, Accenture and CGI, where he worked with state and local governments on procurement best practices, strategic sourcing and eProcurement.  Dave has served on the boards of directors of several public procurement organizations and chaired three of those boards.  He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, as well as a Certified Public Procurement Officer.  He has earned degrees from the United States Air Force Academy and the University of Southern California.  Dave began his professional career as a Marine Corps signals intelligence and electronic warfare officer, serving in several command and staff billets, as well as on the faculty of the Joint Forces Staff College, a component of the National Defense University.
    Norma J. Hall, FNIGP, CPPO, CPPB, is highly respected veteran of state government procurement, who has served the public procurement community for more than 40 years as a pioneering public procurement practitioner and as an instructor, speaker, consultant, mentor, and coach. Skilled in budgeting, sourcing, negotiations, contract management, and many other areas, Hall was the 2005-2006 President of NIGP – the Institute for Public Procurement (NIGP). Norma is a past chairman of the governing board of the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC), and she continues to serve the UPPCC as an advisor to the governing body. Hall’s positions as a procurement practitioner have included Director of Procurement/Commodities for the State of South Carolina and State IT Procurement Officer for the State of South Carolina Budget and Control Board, Division of Procurement Services, Information Technology Office. Norma is a member of the National Association of State Procurement (NASPO) and won NASPO’s prestigious Cronin Award in 2019. She also is a recipient of the Albert H. Hall Award, the highest award NIGP confers on an individual.


    Attendance for Individuals

    In order to receive one contact hour, each member needs to register for the webinar individually in advance and then watch the live webinar. Your credit is tabulated by match between your login and your registration.

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  • Registration Information

    Registration Deadline: Monday, June 15, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST - Registrations cannot be accepted the day of the Webinar.


    Registration is Online Only


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