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Recorded Webinar: Debating Local Vendor Preferences
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This is a 60 minute RECORDED web-based training. This course will cover an overview of local preference programs, the benefits and challenges of local preference, details of what transpired in the case brought against the City of Tucson by The Goldwater Institute, and recommendations on how to research, analyze and prepare for handling local preference interests in your own community.

 Export to Your Calendar 10/19/2017 to 10/17/2018
When: Friday, September 29, 2017
Where: United States
Presenter: Marcheta E. Gillespie, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M.
Contact: Dreama Howard
408-482-3521


Online registration is available until: 10/15/2018
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About the Program and Course Highlights:

This is a 60 minute RECORDED web-based training. This course will cover an overview of local preference programs, the benefits and challenges of local preference, details of what transpired in the case brought against the City of Tucson by The Goldwater Institute, and recommendations on how to research, analyze and prepare for handling local preference interests in your own community.

 

Who should see this Webinar?

This session is geared toward a general audience and cover material relevant to both the practitioner, executive leadership and anyone interested in learning more about local preference programming.

 

Meet Your Instructor:

Marcheta Gillespie, Director of Procurement, City of Tucson, Arizona Ms. Marcheta E. Gillespie, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., CPM, is the Director for the City of Tucson's Department of Procurement. With 24 years of experience in public procurement, Ms. Gillespie is a passionate advocate for her profession. Her areas of expertise include organizational leadership, strategic planning, public sector contracting, project management, program development, marketing, cooperative procurement, training and public speaking. Ms. Gillespie was the 2013-2014 President of NIGP - The Institute for Public Procurement, and served on the Board of Directors for 10 years. She was the first Chair of the NIGP Talent Council and Chair of the NIGP 2.0 Task Force, a historic project of governance model transformation. She has also chaired the NIGP Task Force for the Values & Guiding Principles Initiative, the NIGP Forum Committee and the NIGP Governance Committee. She has been an active leader and member of the NIGP Southern Arizona Copper Chapter since 1991. Ms. Gillespie has spoken and trained at hundreds of international, national, regional and local conferences and events. She has developed numerous training programs and has written for national procurement publications. Ms. Gillespie has been an NIGP Master Certified Instructor as well as a professional consultant for the NIGP consulting program. In 2009, Ms. Gillespie was selected as the NIGP Copper Chapter Manager of the Year. She has worked many years in youth development through sports programs, church and various schools. She has served on the Board of Directors for Marana Little League and has volunteered for numerous organizations in her community. She and her husband of 22 years, Allen, now own a small business specializing in baseball and softball training. Marcheta and Allen have 3 beautiful children, Makayla, Garrett and Felicia and reside in Tucson, Arizona.

 

This recorded webinar series is eligible for 1.5 continuing education hours. A copy of your certificate of completion will be sent to you electronically.


Date: At your convenience
Time: At your convenience
Place: Webinar – Via your computer
Audio: VOIP

 

Participation Requirements:

High-speed Internet access with a web browser (JavaScript and cookies enabled).

Computer sound card with speakers/headphones Prior to accessing the webinar session, it is highly recommended to have your agency IT Department test your access.

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