Webinar - Global Best Practice Series - One Byte at a Time: Understanding Software Procurement

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    Webinar Recording 

    Presented by: 

    Brett Adams-Case, CPPB, CSM, CPM

    Terry McKee, CPPO, CPPB, CPM
    Kristy Varda, MS, MBA, CPPO, CPPB
    Damaris Cordova, CPPB
    Chad Morris, CGCIO 
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    This public procurement practice and webinar are offered as the second in a series on information technology procurement. Each practice and webinar stand on their own. This webinar focuses on the procurement of software and its unique considerations such as licensing, source code, and data ownership.


    After completing this online training session, learners will be able to:
    1. Construct practices on procuring software
    2. Identify language and actions to create a contract that benefits the entity and stakeholders
    3. Use resources available to build technology contracts

    Presenter Bios

    Kristy D. Varda, MS, MBA, CPPO, CPPB
    Purchasing Supervisor, Frederick County Public Schools Winchester, VA

    Originally from Oklahoma, Kristy has been in procurement since 2011 she also has experience as an IT vendor and has presented on how to negotiate technology agreements.

    Terry McKee, CPPO, CPPB, CPM
    IT & Procurement Director Knoxville's Community Development Corporation The Public Housing & Redevelopment Authority, TN

    Terry has been in public procurement for nearly 30 years serving a county school district and now a public housing authority. Terry has served on three global best practices committees
    Brett Adams-Case, CPPB, CSM, CPM
    Business Services Supervisor, State of WY
    Wyoming Department of Enterprise Technology Services, WY
    Brett has been in public procurement for 12+ years with experience working in Education and State Government with a focus and experience in enterprise IT Procurement and contract management.  Brett has severed on previous best practice committees.
    Damaris Cordova, CPPB
    Procurement Agent
    Hillsborough County Aviation Authority
    Tampa, FL
    Damaris has been in public procurement over 11 years, which includes 7 years of IT-related procurement and contract management experience.  Damaris has worked in transportation, city and county government.
    Chad Morris, CGCIO
    Director of Purchasing
    Director of Information Systems
    City of Niceville, FL
    Chad has been in public procurement over 12 years and has 17 years of public sector, municipal, IT experience.  He also has several years of experience as an IT vendor and software developer with governmental agencies as some of his clients.

    Attendance for Individuals

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  • Webinar 051018: Global Best Practice Series - One Byte at a Time: Understanding Software Procurement (Non-Member Rate includes a one-year complementary NIGP membership for eligible individuals)
    $190.00 USD
    Note: Prices may increase as the event nears
  • Registration Information

    Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST - Registrations cannot be accepted the day of the Webinar.


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    The content of this webinar is intended for informational purposes only. It is not intended to solicit business or to provide legal advice. Laws differ by jurisdiction, and the information in this webinar may not apply to every attendee. You should not take, or refrain from taking, any particular action based upon the information contained in this webinar without first seeking jurisdictional guidance.