Webinar - Innovating Procurement by Engaging Startups

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    Webinar Recording

    Presented by:  
    Mike Bevis, Chief Procurement Officer, City of Norfolk
    Jay Nath, City Innovate
    Scott Andes, National League of Cities 
    Contact hours: 1 (Contact hour awarded based on registering and attending the live event)


    Learn why the City of Norfolk and the National League of Cities is looking to the Startup in Residence (STIR) Program to modernize government, advance economic development, and foster a "can-do" culture through innovative procurement.  STIR enables cities to streamline procurement by reducing the time it takes to respond to an RFP dramatically.  By lowering the barriers to participate in procurement, cities are making procurement more inclusive and attracting innovators from around the world to help them address their challenges.  STIR connects governments with startups to solve civic challenges through a 16 week collaboration period that is part of the procurement process.  This session will provide an overview of the program and recent success stories.


     After completing this online training session, learners will be able to:
    1. Apply for the Startup in Residence Program (STIR).
    2. Better understand the benefits of challenge based procurement.
    3. Connect with peers who have successfully implemented challenge based procurement.

    Presenter Bio

    Michael Bevis is an internationally recognized thought leader in the public procurement profession.   He has over 30 years of legal and procurement experience and is currently Chief Procurement Officer for the City of Norfolk, Virginia, where he is charged with integrating business, technology, operations and budgeting goals to further the City’s commitment to grow Norfolk’s economy and adopt programs that build a solid foundation for partnering with the business community. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Governing Board of NIGP, the Institute for Public Procurement; represents the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management on the Global Standard Board and is the Chair of the Center for JOC Excellence Owner’s Advisory Board.
    Jay Nath is the Co-Executive Director of City Innovate, which helps government be more effective, equitable and responsive. Nath currently leads the Startup in Residence program, an on-premises incubator at City Hall, where entrepreneurs work with government officials to create new commercial products. In his previous role, Nath was the first Chief Innovation Officer for the Mayor of San Francisco and Obama White House Champion of Change, where he served for more than a decade. Under his leadership, he established the Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation where his belief in cross-sector collaboration created the pioneering Civic Bridge program which brings pro bono talent from Google, McKinsey, Harvard Business School and many other organizations to solve critical challenges over four months.

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  • Webinar 052819: Innovating Procurement by Engaging Startups (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: Monday May 27, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST - Registrations cannot be accepted the day of the Webinar.


    Registration is Online Only


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