Webinar 053018: Fleets for the Future: Applying Innovative Cooperative Procurement Strategies to Public Fleets

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  1. Specifics

    Date and time:  Wednesday, May 30, 2018 2:00 PM ET- 3:30 PM ET (Eastern Time)

    Presented by: 

    Barry Carr, Philip Kreycik, Scott Carr & Megan Aki

    Contact hours: 1 (Contact hour awarded based on registering and attending the live event)


    Leaders of the Fleets for the Future (F4F) project team will present their findings from working on cooperative procurement efforts in the nascent space of alternative fuel vehicle cooperative procurement. Fleets for the Future (F4F) is a national U.S. Department of Energy-funded partnership of regional councils, Clean Cities coalitions, and industry experts tasked with coordinating regional and national procurement initiatives to consolidate bulk orders of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) and infrastructure. Its scope includes zero-emissions sedans, retrofit hybrids, larger electric vehicles such as school buses, and various CNG and propane alternative fuel vehicles. The presenters will address the following topics during the session: barriers and opportunities to cooperative procurement, AFV education for fleets, outreach strategies, assessment tools developed for the projects, funding and financing options, development of procurement specifications, how to plan a cooperative procurement, and how to participate in existing cooperatives.


    After completing this online training session, learners will be able to:
    1.  Leverage the lessons learned through Fleets for the Future to assess the desirability of developing their own       regional cooperative procurement of alternative fuel vehicles.
    2.  Evaluate Fleets for the Future contracts for their own alternative fuel vehicle needs.
    3.  Educate local stakeholders about the particular benefits of using cooperative procurements to save time, access       turnkey solutions, and access best-available volume pricing on alternative fuel vehicles and associated       infrastructure.

    Presenter Bios

    Philip Kreycik, an associate at MCG-Cadmus, provides technical assistance to cities, states, and regional councils on project design, procurement, implementation, and analysis in clean transportation, renewable energy, and energy efficiency. He leads MCG’s sustainable transportation practice. He is currently leading the technical team for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Fleets for the Future project, which is accelerating the deployment of alternative fuel vehicles through innovative cooperative procurement models. Prior to joining MCG, he analyzed Harvard’s energy needs, financial risk management, and procurement opportunities, including the competitive electric supply for the university. He performed analysis of the financial value and the projected renewable generation for solar, wind, and biomass proposals, both as power purchase agreements and as university-owned projects. Mr. Kreycik has graduate degrees in urban planning and transportation from MIT. He holds an undergraduate degree in earth and planetary sciences from Harvard University.

    Barry Carr is the coordinator of Clean Communities of Central New York, an outreach program operated by the U.S. Department of Energy since 1993. This local coalition is hosted by the Syracuse University Center of Excellence. He is in charge of educating transportation professionals on the use of alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles. Involved in the alternative fuel vehicle industry since 1988, Barry works closely with state and federal governments in support of funding and development programs. He serves on NGV America’s Federal and State Legislative Committee and is vice chair of the Northeast Gas Association. He was recently awarded a lifetime achievement award from NGV America and named to the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Hall of Fame.

    Scott Carr, with National Joint Powers Alliance, has been a contract administrator for 3 years. Scott has 13 years of business-to-business experience at the wholesale level as a sales manager and is very keen on making sure customer service comes first. Scott is a graduate of St. Cloud State University with a bachelor’s degree in business management with a minor in marketing and operations. Scott and his wife Karla have 3 sports fanatic boys that keep them on the go.

    Megan Aki is a Clean Energy Analyst at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council in Boston, MA. Megan manages the Green Mobility Group Purchasing program, which aggregates public fleet purchases and provides access to clean vehicle technology at a lower cost. She also coordinates research and advocacy for state and local clean energy policies and develops communication strategies to spotlight clean energy innovation in cities and towns across the MAPC region. Prior to MAPC, Megan worked as an Analyst for Naomi Mermin Consulting, LLC, where she supported the Principal in evaluating state, utility, and local climate programs. Megan holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Northeastern University, where she focused on public policy and urban studies.

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  • Registration Information

    Registration Deadline: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST - Registrations cannot be accepted the day of the Webinar.


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