Agenda

Thursday, February 11, 2021

  • Management and Leadership Session

    1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
    11:00 am - 1:15 pm
    12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    10:00 am - 12:15 pm
    9:00 am - 11:15 am
    8:00 am - 10:15 am

    Welcome to the final day of NASPO ValuePoint’s 2021 Contract Leads Conference! We invite you to join us for an in-depth session focused on Management and Leadership skills, which are pertinent to your role as a Sourcing Team lead.

    This interactive session will focus on the key management and leadership competencies necessary to successfully lead the development of new contracts. More specifically, we will focus on visionary leadership, inclusive management, and proactive communication using small group discussion with report-outs.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Demonstrate the importance of broad, strategic, and visionary leadership in developing contracts.
    • Discuss approaches for ensuring voice and inclusive management to leverage the knowledge and experience of the team.
    • Understand the importance of proactive communication in keeping the process moving forward.

    Speakers

    Sarah Hilderbrand

    Sarah HilderbrandChief Operation OfficerNASPO ValuePoint

    Dave Frayer

    Dave FrayerAssistant Dean, Outreach and EngagementMichigan State University

    Staff

    Ted Fosket

    Ted FosketCooperative Contract Lead CoordinatorNASPO ValuePoint

    Lee Ann Pope

    Lee Ann PopeDirector of Administrative ServicesNASPO ValuePoint

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

  • Welcome and Opening Session: Leadership and Process Management

    1:00 pm - 1:40 pm
    11:00 am - 11:40 am
    12:00 pm - 12:40 pm
    10:00 am - 10:40 am
    9:00 am - 9:40 am
    8:00 am - 8:40 am

    Welcome to NASPO ValuePoint’s 2021 Contract Leads Conference! Join us as we set the stage for the educational and networking opportunities available throughout the program.

    We’re pleased to have Dave Frayer, Michigan State University, presenting on the topic of Process Management, which is imperative to the work of our contract leads. In this interactive session, we will review and reinforce the importance of process management in supporting the development of new contracts for the benefit of NASPO member states. We will also discuss challenges and issues in leading and managing such development efforts.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Review the current process for developing contracts.
    • Discuss challenges and issues common to leading such development efforts.

    Speakers

    Sarah Hilderbrand

    Sarah HilderbrandChief Operation OfficerNASPO ValuePoint

    Ted Fosket

    Ted FosketCooperative Contract Lead CoordinatorNASPO ValuePoint

    Dave Frayer

    Dave FrayerAssistant Dean, Outreach and EngagementMichigan State University
  • Break

    1:40 pm - 1:50 pm
    11:40 am - 11:50 am
    12:40 pm - 12:50 pm
    10:40 am - 10:50 am
    9:40 am - 9:50 am
    8:40 am - 8:50 am
  • NASPO ValuePoint Tools and Resources

    1:50 pm - 2:45 pm
    11:50 am - 12:45 pm
    12:50 pm - 1:45 pm
    10:50 am - 11:45 am
    9:50 am - 10:45 am
    8:50 am - 9:45 am

    In this session, we will review tools and resources that are available to contract leads to support their sourcing teams.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Review tools, dashboards, and other information available on the state leads portal.
    • Review market research tools including Procurement IQ, GovWin, D&B Hoovers.
    • Review portfolio “maps” developed by cooperative contract coordinators to understand the features of NASPO ValuePoint portfolios.

    Speakers

    Sarah Hilderbrand

    Sarah HilderbrandChief Operation OfficerNASPO ValuePoint

    Jonathan Hollinger

    Jonathan HollingerDirector of Business & Data AnalyticsNASPO

    Eric Hellen

    Eric HellenBusiness and Data AnalystNASPO ValuePoint

    Jerilyn Bailey

    Jerilyn BaileyCooperative Contract CoordinatorNASPO ValuePoint
  • Break

    2:45 pm - 2:55 pm
    12:45 pm - 12:55 pm
    1:45 pm - 1:55 pm
    11:45 am - 11:55 am
    10:45 am - 10:55 am
    9:45 am - 9:55 am
  • Cybersecurity and the Implications for Procurement

    2:55 pm - 3:55 pm
    12:55 pm - 1:55 pm
    1:55 pm - 2:55 pm
    11:55 am - 12:55 pm
    10:55 am - 11:55 am
    9:55 am - 10:55 am

    In this 60-minute session, a diverse panel of experts will examine the cybersecurity threat landscape to government data and information and its implications for all procurement and contracting. The panel will:

    • Discuss current threats and vulnerabilities landscape facing governments they may relate to procurement transactions.
    • Examine what procurement officers can do to mitigate and manage information and cybersecurity risks through the RFP and contracting process.
    • Explore practical steps to assess and address cyber and information security risks for not just IT-related RFPs and contracts, but other RFP and contracts as appropriate.
    • Identify security standards and certifications that help governments manage information security risks.
    • Share tips on engaging with user and client agencies to identify sensitive information that must be protected through the contract terms and conditions.
    • Looking into the future –what contracting solutions driven by information, data, and privacy protection concerns can we expect.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand when to apply information and cybersecurity protections in a procurement transaction.
    • Learn the key terminology and basic concepts involved in information security.
    • Understand the basics of information risk management.
    • Learn ways to build a relationship with the client and CISO to establish the appropriate level of security controls in the acquisition and contracting process.
    • Learn what trusted third party resources are available to a procurement official.

    Speakers

    Joyce Corell

    Joyce CorellAssistant Director for Supply Chain and Cyber DirectorateNational Counterintelligence and Security Center

    Dan Lohrmann

    Dan LohrmannChief Strategist and Chief Security Officer Security Mentor, Inc.

    Meredith Ward

    Meredith WardDirector, Policy & ResearchNASCIO

    Jason Urquhart

    Jason UrquhartPurchasing OfficerState of Idaho

    Facilitators

    Dugan Petty

    Dugan PettyCooperative Contract CoordinatorNASPO ValuePoint
  • Break

    3:55 pm - 4:05 pm
    1:55 pm - 2:05 pm
    2:55 pm - 3:05 pm
    12:55 pm - 1:05 pm
    11:55 am - 12:05 pm
    10:55 am - 11:05 am
  • General Counsel Update and Closing Remarks

    4:05 pm - 5:00 pm
    2:05 pm - 3:00 pm
    3:05 pm - 4:00 pm
    1:05 pm - 2:00 pm
    12:05 pm - 1:00 pm
    11:05 am - 12:00 pm

    In this session, we will focus on current efforts to revise NASPO ValuePoint terms and conditions, including emerging issues in technology and the impact of future contracting.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Further understand issues surrounding cooperative contracting and the corresponding legal challenges.
    • Review and discuss NASPO ValuePoint terms and conditions, focusing on pain points and where edits can be made to improve states’ experience and participation.
    • Develop suggestions as part of a phase-two effort to improve and edit the Master Agreement.

     

    Speakers

    Justin Kaufman

    Justin KaufmanGeneral CounselNASPO ValuePoint

    Fay Tan

    Fay TanCooperative Contract CoordinatorNASPO ValuePoint
  • Networking Musical Social

    5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

    Join your colleagues in a networking break designed to challenge your musical ear and get your toes tapping and your spirits lifted. You don’t have to be a music buff to enjoy this special treat.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

  • Welcome Back: COVID-19 Key Challenges – A Deep Dive

    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
    8:00 am - 9:00 am

    Welcome back!  The second day of the conference will open with a deep dive into COVID-19 challenges and opportunities. Over the last eight months, procurement officials have been faced with unprecedented procurement issues from contracting and production to inventory, warehousing, and distribution.  This session will help state contract leads better understand the supply chain and value of engaging with suppliers.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the impact on the supply chain during a pandemic and their role in how products are obtained.
    • Identify what we learned and how to move forward both short and long-term.
    • Understand the delivery processes involved for inventory, transportation, warehousing, and stockpiling.
    • Identify risks and resolutions arising from emergency contracting.

    Speakers

    Shirley Smith

    Shirley SmithState Procurement AnalystState of Oregon

    Jason Miller, PhD.

    Jason Miller, PhD.Associate Professor of LogisticsMichigan State University

    Facilitators

    Ted Fosket

    Ted FosketCooperative Contract Lead CoordinatorNASPO ValuePoint
  • Break

    2:00 pm - 2:10 pm
    12:00 pm - 12:10 pm
    1:00 pm - 1:10 pm
    11:00 am - 11:10 am
    10:00 am - 10:10 am
    9:00 am - 9:10 am
  • Cooperative Solicitation Tips and NVP Leads Certificate Program

    2:10 pm - 2:50 pm
    12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
    1:10 pm - 1:50 pm
    11:10 am - 11:50 am
    10:10 am - 10:50 am
    9:10 am - 9:50 am

    This session will dive into the tips received from Leads in video and written response to the following question: “Nationwide cooperative solicitations are uniquely different than statewide solicitations. With this in mind, what tips, including lessons learned, do you have for developing a successful NASPO ValuePoint portfolio?”

    We will also take a look at the new NASPO ValuePoint Leads Certificate Program which will aim to set the standard for nationwide public procurement and will give Leads the insight needed to successfully lead multi-state Sourcing Teams while procuring high-volume nationwide contracts. Upon completion of this program, participants will earn a certificate that demonstrates their competency in nationwide public procurement, thereby enhancing their value as a purchasing professional. Find out how you can contribute to the development of this exciting new program!

    Learning Objectives:

    • Identify the key differences between conducting a statewide solicitation vs. a nationwide solicitation.
    • Understand how sourcing teams work together to create value when developing nationwide solicitations.
    • Learn about the new NASPO ValuePoint Leads Certificate program.
    • Understand how you can help design the certificate program.

    Speakers

    Tara Larwick

    Tara LarwickCooperative Contract CoordinatorNASPO ValuePoint

    Fay Tan

    Fay TanCooperative Contract CoordinatorNASPO ValuePoint

    Jerilyn Bailey

    Jerilyn BaileyCooperative Contract CoordinatorNASPO ValuePoint

    Facilitators

    Voight Shealy

    Voight ShealyCooperative Contract Coordinator IIINASPO ValuePoint
  • Break

    2:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    12:50 pm - 1:00 pm
    1:50 pm - 2:00 pm
    11:50 am - 12:00 pm
    10:50 am - 11:00 am
    9:50 am - 10:00 am
  • Roundtable Discussions

    3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
    1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
    2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
    12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
    11:00 am - 11:45 am
    10:00 am - 10:45 am

    Join your colleagues in peer-to-peer conversations on topics of most interest to Sourcing Team Leads: Cooperative Contracting, Master Agreements, and Ts and Cs; Sourcing Team Dynamics; and Finding the Balance. Discuss the challenges and solutions in a tabletop format and take away tips, advice, and lessons learned.

    Topic #1: Cooperative Contracting, Master Agreements, and Ts & Cs
    Facilitator: Julie Matthews, Cooperative Agreement Administrator, State of California
    Staff: Fay Tan, Cooperative Contract Coordinator, NASPO ValuePoint

    Topic #2: Sourcing Team Dynamics
    Facilitator: Neva Peckham, Contract Specialist, State of Washington
    Staff: Tara Larwick, Cooperative Contract Coordinator, NASPO ValuePoint

    Topic #3: Finding the Balance
    Facilitator: Tia Snyder, Cooperative Purchasing/eMACS Support Unit Supervisor, State of Montana
    Staff: Jerilyn Bailey, Cooperative Contract Coordinator, NASPO ValuePoint

    Learning Objectives:

    • What are the most problematic MAs or Ts and Cs you have encountered? Learn how Sourcing Team Leads work through them, and how they promote their solutions to those outside of their agency.
    • What are the characteristics of a good Sourcing Team Lead? Learn from the experience of Sourcing Team Leads on working effectively with SMEs, dealing with challenging sourcing team members, rewarding engaged team members, and handling team turnover.
    • What collaboration tips do you have for maintaining a good work-life balance when juggling several projects? Learn how Sourcing Team Leads cope with heavy workloads and competing deadlines associated with managing multiple projects.

    Facilitators

    Julie Matthews

    Julie MatthewsCooperative Agreement AdministratorState of California

    Neva Peckham

    Neva PeckhamContract SpecialistState of Washington

    Tia Snyder

    Tia SnyderCooperative Purchasing/eMACS Support Unit SupervisorState of Montana

    Staff

    Fay Tan

    Fay TanCooperative Contract CoordinatorNASPO ValuePoint

    Tara Larwick

    Tara LarwickCooperative Contract CoordinatorNASPO ValuePoint

    Jerilyn Bailey

    Jerilyn BaileyCooperative Contract CoordinatorNASPO ValuePoint
  • Break

    3:45 pm - 3:55 pm
    1:45 pm - 1:55 pm
    2:45 pm - 2:55 pm
    12:45 pm - 12:55 pm
    11:45 am - 11:55 am
    10:45 am - 10:55 am
  • NASPO Member Services and Benefits

    3:55 pm - 4:15 pm
    1:55 pm - 2:15 pm
    2:55 pm - 3:15 pm
    12:55 pm - 1:15 pm
    11:55 am - 12:15 pm
    10:55 am - 11:15 am

    Meet your NASPO membership team and learn how to utilize all the benefits available to you as a NASPO member! Walk through NASPO’s online communication and collaboration platform, the NASPO Network. The Network is a central repository to share documents, network with other procurement professionals and access all the benefits you have been missing. Stop searching through your inbox and find everything you need in one central location!

    Learning Objectives:

    • Meet your membership team.
    • Learn how to log in and navigate the NASPO Network.
    • Learn where to find different communities, resources and (most importantly!) member benefits within the Network.

    Speakers

    Olivia Hook Frey, MS

    Olivia Hook Frey, MSDirector of Membership Engagement and Strategic PartnershipsNASPO

    Facilitators

    Maya Griffin

    Maya GriffinMembership Engagement and Database CoordinatorNASPO
  • Break

    4:15 pm - 4:25 pm
    2:15 pm - 2:25 pm
    3:15 pm - 3:25 pm
    1:15 pm - 1:25 pm
    12:15 pm - 12:25 pm
    11:15 am - 11:25 am
  • Roundtable Report Out and Closing Session

    4:25 pm - 5:00 pm
    2:25 pm - 3:00 pm
    3:25 pm - 4:00 pm
    1:25 pm - 2:00 pm
    12:25 pm - 1:00 pm
    11:25 am - 12:00 pm
    Join us as we recap today’s events, have a roundtable report out, and set the stage for day three of our NASPO ValuePoint Contract Leads Conference.

    Facilitators

    Julie Matthews

    Julie MatthewsCooperative Agreement AdministratorState of California

    Neva Peckham

    Neva PeckhamContract SpecialistState of Washington

    Tia Snyder

    Tia SnyderCooperative Purchasing/eMACS Support Unit SupervisorState of Montana

    Staff

    Jeff Holden

    Jeff HoldenCooperative Contract CoordinatorNASPO ValuePoint

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

  • Post-Event Debrief Meeting

    10:00 am - 11:30 am
    8:00 am - 9:30 am
    9:00 am - 10:30 am
    7:00 am - 8:30 am
    6:00 am - 7:30 am
    5:00 am - 6:30 am

    As participants in NASPO ValuePoint’s 2021 Contract Leads Conference, we invite you to join us for a debrief of the event.

    Speakers

    Sarah Hilderbrand

    Sarah HilderbrandChief Operation OfficerNASPO ValuePoint

    Ted Fosket

    Ted FosketCooperative Contract Lead CoordinatorNASPO ValuePoint