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Perils of Purchasing for Public & Private Entities


Tuesday, May 18, 2021

11 A.M - 12 P.M Central

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Most public entities and many private companies have switched to a procurement model for all contracts and purchasing. This model means a centralized department is responsible for decisions ranging from office furniture and supplies to purchasing insurance and risk management services. Risk managers and service providers are often challenged to demonstrate the value of such services beyond price, which is not the best comparative measure.

In this complementary Out Front Ideas webinar, Kimberly George and Mark Walls will host two risk management/procurement teams. These teams will discuss how they work together to achieve the overall goals of the entity, and how vendors seeking contracts can best differentiate themselves from their competition.

Discussion topics will include:

  • Strategies for working with your procurement department to ensure needs are met.
  • How vendors can complete RFPs to highlight their value propositions.
  • Ways in which procurement departments evaluate service providers.

And more!


Amber Feldman

Purchasing Agent & Contracts Administrator

State of Colorado

Chelsea Gilbertson

Contracts & Procurement Director

State of Colorado

Rick Graham

Chief Risk Officer

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority

Julie Mileham

Director, State Office of Risk Management

State of Colorado

Cristal Swift

Risk Management Administrator

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority