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Recorded Webinar: Cost Avoidance Reporting – A Case Study
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 Export to Your Calendar 10/19/2017 to 10/15/2018
When: Friday, September 29, 2017
Where: United States
Presenter: Beth D. Fleming, CPPO, CPSM, C.P.M.
Contact: Dreama Howard
408-482-3521


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

The private sector has been collecting data on cost savings/cost avoidance in their procurement divisions and using the results to establish best practices and benchmarking. While there are many similarities between public procurement agencies for contracting and sourcing techniques, attempts to find commonality and benchmarks for cost savings/cost avoidance have been somewhat alien to the public sector. However, as more and more emphasis is being placed upon public purchasing officials to demonstrate their public value and develop best practices that in some form mirror private enterprises, government purchasing has been called upon to document their performance in terms of savings. This recorded session will review terminology and methods for data collection and reporting and review aspects of an existing report. • The participants will diagnose the definitions of cost savings and cost avoidance for purposes of reporting on procurement value. • The participants will explore several avenues of calculating and collecting cost savings/cost avoidance data in a consistent and meaningful way. • The participants will analyze best practice procedures for documenting and validating actual savings and estimated potential savings. • The participants will review and discuss different reporting formats and avenues to share the cost savings and cost avoidance accomplishments.


Meet Your Instructor: Beth D. Fleming, CPPO, CPSM, C.P.M. - Director of Purchasing, Denton County, Texas


Beth D. Fleming has held position of the Director of Purchasing for Denton County since 1992. Beth received her BBA from Texas Woman's University and has received CPSM certification in 2013 and lifetime C.P.M. certification from the Institute of Supply Management (ISM). She received her CPPO from the UPPCC in 2007. In 2015, Beth was elected to the Member Council of NIGP, the Institute for Public Procurement where she also serves as a Certified Instructor. She has also served in many other professional positions including Past President for the Texas County Purchasing Association (TCPA) and Past President for the National Purchasing Institute (NPI). She has served on the Affiliate Support Council and the Executive Committee for ISM. Beth has served as Chair for the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award® established by NPI for three years. Under her leadership, the Denton County Purchasing Department is one of only six government entities in the United States to receive the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement award from the NPI for all twenty years since its inception.
Beth provides training and professional development for public procurement professionals and taught as an adjunct professor for the University of North Texas teaching Supply Management for 12 years. Ms. Fleming is the author of Buying E-Procurement for Government Agencies: Funding Models and Challenges, 2005, published by Decision Science Institute and Funding e-Procurement Initiatives in US Government Agencies: Challenges, Models and Trends published by the International Journal of Procurement Management in 2010.


Continuing Education: This recorded webinar series is eligible for 1.5 continuing education hours. A copy of your certificate of completion will be sent 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 access.

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