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 Procurement Program At-A-Glance

Expand/Collapse Date : 10/3/2010 ‎(2)
4:00PM5:30PMProcurement and Materials Management Committee Meeting
6:00PM8:00PMOpening Reception - Vendor Showcase
This event is at the Convention Center
Expand/Collapse Date : 10/4/2010 ‎(6)
8:30AM10:00AMRoundtable Discussion Procurement Standards Work
This discussion will focus on Standard Bus Procurement Guidelines and the status of the Standard Light Rail Vehicle Procurement Guidelines. You will hear thoughts from the FTA agency representation and business members.
10:15AM11:45AMFTA Update – Hot Topics
A representative from the FTA will provide an update on federal programs.  Updates will include Buy America, Title VI, ARRA and TIGGER funding.  Also a discussion regarding updates to the Best Practices Manual and responses to submitted questions regarding FTA policies/procedures
12:00PM1:45AMVendor Showcase and Lunch
This Event is at the Convention Center
2:00PM3:30PMVendor Managed Inventory
Presentation by SEPTA on their vendor managedinventory program.  Presentation to include SEPTA staff that created, procured and is running this program along with one or more of the selected vendors - How they did it and how it works.
4:00PM5:30AMDBE 2010 Challenges and Changes-Are you readyHyatt
Is your agency keeping up-to-date with the challenges that have been made to transit DBE programs? How do FTA’s new DBE proposals affect your agency? Do you involve your DBE’s in your agency’s goal setting process? This session will provide you with the latest information on DBE issues and best practices as well as new resources that transit agencies can draw upon to strengthen and improve their DBE efforts.
5:30PM6:30PMCOMTO/APTA DBE ReceptionHyatt
Expand/Collapse Date : 10/5/2010 ‎(4)
8:30AM10:00AMGENERAL SESSION - APTA Business Members Present Malcolm GladwellHyatt
APTA Business Members invite you to attend this general session. Our guest speaker, Malcolm Gladwell, a New York Times bestseller author, has an incomparable gift for interpreting new ideas in the social sciences and making them understandable, practical and valuable to business and general audiences alike. He is the bestselling author of four books and staff writer with The New Yorker magazine. His books include The Tipping Point, Blink, and Outliers: The Story of Success. Mr. Gladwell’s has become so successful at this that, in 2005, Time Magazine named Malcolm one of its 100 Most Influential People.
10:30AM12:00PMProcurement Systems Review - Getting Ready
Description -  One approach that the FTA utilizes in monitoring compliance with FTA Circular 4220.1F, Third Party Contracting Guidelines is the Procurement Systems Review.  It is a rigorous review related to all aspects of the procurement process at an agency.  This session will: 1) describe the reasons behind the need for compliance; 2) provide a description of how a Review is conducted and what are some of the most common findings reported; 3) describe how an Agency can maintain its readiness for an FTA visit; and 4) learn how an Agency can develop useful tools and checklists for their procurement organization.
2:00PM3:30PMBonding – What it does and doesn’t do for a Public Agency
This will be a panel discussion o the types of bonds typically used for vehicle procurements and service contracts, including operating services contracts.  Levels of bonds and selecting the correct bonding level.  Finally, the issue of what happens in the event of a default will be covered.
3:45PM5:15PMEvaluating Negotiated Procurements
This will be a joint session with the participants of the Bus Technical Workshop.  It will be cover the presentations given in San Diego by LACMTA but will be a “practical” session.  There will be exercises using ATLP and Explicit Factors (numbers).  A brief discussion will also cover “Best Value.”  The exercises can either focus on developing evaluation criteria and/or on how to perform an evaluation.
Expand/Collapse Date : 10/6/2010 ‎(3)
9:30AM11:00AMAPTA Standards InitiativeHyatt
This is an overview of the standards APTA is working on on behalf of the FTA. (This is an annual meeting session)
9:30AM11:00AMSuccessful Transit Agency - Business Partnerships in Tight TimesHyatt
This is an Annual Meeting Session
11:15AM12:30PMCLOSING GENERAL SESSION: Elections 2010 – What Does It Mean? Hyatt
This is the closing session to APTA's Annual Meeting
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