Webinar Recording - Best Practices for Information Technology (IT) Procurement Part 1: Framing the Procurement and Knowing What to Ask

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    Webinar Recording


    Presented by: 
    Kristy Varda, MS, MBA, CPPB
    Brett Adams-Case, CPPB, CSM, CPM

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    IT procurement is typically complex, involves significant risk, and requires a significantly longer timeline than traditional procurements. However, at its core, IT procurement is just that: a procurement - and generally follows the procurement cycle. Join the task force that developed the global best Public Procurement Practice on IT Procurement (No. 1) as they break down a potentially overwhelming topic into four commodity types and discuss specific questions procurement professionals should ask the supplier upfront to set the stage for a successful procurement. This webinar will go over the recently published “Public Procurement Practice: Information Technology (IT) Procurement Series - No.1” and is the first in a series of practices on IT Procurement. This webinar is targeted to procurement professionals at all levels of experience with the procurement of IT.


    This presentation in combination with reading the practice will provide resources for attendees to:
    - Explain the process for developing NIGP global best practices
    - List the four IT commodity types
    - Identify the questions to ask to work with the complexity, risk, continual change, and other unique attributes of IT

    Presenter Bios

    Kristy D. Varda
    Kristy D. Varda is originally from Oklahoma and, after almost a decade as a military spouse, she moved to Virginia where she completed her dual MS/MBA from UMUC. She was with Fairfax County, VA for almost four years and successfully negotiated over 100 contracts for the various public safety, IT, Library, and other departments she supported. While at Fairfax, she led the procurement and was the contract manager for the National Capital Region Emergency Alert System Contract, as well as the lead for the US Communities solicitation for Innovative Solutions, Products, and Services (a unique solicitation searching for innovations to help government do better.) Kristy has presented multiple times both in person and via webinar to NIGP and their Chapters. She is a board member for VAGP and is currently the Purchasing Supervisor for Frederick County Public Schools in Winchester, Virginia, where, along with her single staff member, she manages the procurement policy, procedures, and needs of the school district.
    Brett  Adams-Case 
    Bio coming soon. 
  • Webinar 040517: Best Practices for Information Technology (IT) Procurement Part 1: Framing the Procurement and Knowing What to Ask (Non Member Rate includes a one-year complementary NIGP membership for eligible individuals.)
    $190.00 USD
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