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LUNCH & LEARN: Hide and Go Seek: Finding the Right Cooperative Agreement

Wednesday, February 7, 2024, 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) (UTC-08:00)
Videoconference information will be provided in an email once registration is complete.
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Lunch & Learn
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Getting beyond ‘Go Fish’: Maximizing the Value of Cooperative Procurement

Your procurement role is a tough one - balancing the various needs of your team, customers, supplier network and community. However much of what is done can be reactive - expiring contracts, operational issues and emergencies. A true leader looks on the horizon by becoming strategic. Through this session, hear real stories from other entities and discover new ways and resources to address age-old problems. Move beyond the "go fish" reactionary action and proactively bring forth new ideas using cooperative procurement and other crucial tools. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Cover the challenges for today's procurement teams
  • Discover contracting trends for cooperative procurement
  • Hear successful case studies of successful strategies led by other entities
  • Gain tools and resources to assist with decision making

Mariel Reed is CEO and founder of Pavilion ( Pavilion's platform enables public procurement professions to find, use, and share contracts - for free - in one simple search. Previously, Mariel served as a public servant with the City & County of San Francisco. She was also an early employee at Coursera, a venture-backed education technology startup that has since gone public. She is excited to be combining her experience in public service and the technology startup world at Pavilion.

Tammy Rimes, MPA serves as Executive Director of the National Cooperative Procurement Partners (NCPP), North America’s Association for educational content, legislative advocacy, and support for cooperative procurement.  She also formally served as Purchasing Agent for the City of San Diego, the 9th largest city in the nation and Emergency Logistics Chief during the 2007 Witch Creek Fires that raged for 17 days and destroyed over 2000 homes. Under her leadership, the City consolidated its warehouse operations, centralized all purchasing and contracting operations, and moved to a more customer focused approach. With past sales and marking experience in the airline, retail, electrical utility, and wine industry, she has the unique perspective of working in three different worlds – corporate, government and entrepreneurial.

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