Webinar Recording - Journey from $200K to $5M: Delegation of Procurement Authority to the Chief Procurement Officer

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    Webinar Recording

    Presented by:  
    Theodore G. Lucas, JD, CPPO
    Contact hours: 1 (Contact hour awarded based on registering and attending the live event)


    In 2018, the Sound Transit Board of Directors raised its $200,000 delegation of procurement authority to the Chief Executive Officer all the way up to $5,000,000.  Then the CEO delegated all of it to the Chief Procurement Officer. How did this happen?  Slowly, deliberately, and step by step.  Learn the key ingredients to the five year path of emergence, elevation and strategic empowerment of professional procurement at this transit authority in full execution of its $54 billion dollar system expansion program for the tri-county Seattle region.


     After completing this online training session, learners will be able to:
    1.  Build trust and empowerment
    2.  Conditions you must create
    3.  Obstacles you will need to overcome
    4.  Qualities you must have
    5.  Process building blocks to follow
    • “Level 1” and “Level 2” delegation of procurement authority (Board to agency head; agency head to CPO).
    • The contributions, respectively, of procurement leadership and staff.
    • The resources and support available from NIGP.

    Presenter Bio

    Ted Lucas is the Chief Procurement Officer for Sound Transit, the dynamic transit authority for Seattle and the
    multi-county Central Puget Sound Region engaged now in a $54 billion dollar system expansion program.  Sound Transit’s Procurement & Contracts Division centrally performs all agency procurement including goods and services, technology, and design and construction.   The Division holds the Pareto Award of Excellence in Public Procurement.  Prior to joining Sound Transit in 2012, Ted was Purchasing Manager for Snohomish County (Everett, WA), Vice President of Strategic Sourcing for Jackson Health System (Miami, FL), Procurement Director for Miami-Dade County (Miami, FL), and Deputy General Counsel and Procurement Executive for the Panama Canal Commission (US Government in the Republic of Panama).  Ted received a law degree from the University of Washington, holds the CPPO certification, and is the much blessed father of six wonderful children.

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  • Webinar 071819: Journey from $200K to $5M: Delegation of Procurement Authority to the Chief Procurement Officer (Non-Member Rate includes a one-year complementary NIGP membership for eligible individuals)
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    Registration Deadline: Wednesday July 17, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST - Registrations cannot be accepted the day of the Webinar.


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