Carrie Woodell President Carrie Woodell, MPA, CPPO, CFCM, C.P.M., CPPB, FCPM

Hello FAPPO members and welcome to a new year. I am honored to be serving as your President again and look forward to working with the committees to bring you stellar programming.

In the coming months we will be releasing information for the Fall Workshop scheduled on November 7, 2014. Workshop agenda and registration information will be forthcoming in future newsletters as well as our website.

Planning for the 48th Annual FAPPO Conference and Trade Show has already begun! The Conference is scheduled to be held on May 17 – 20 at the Rosen Centre in Orlando.

Thank you for your continued support and please feel free to reach out to me at any time with comments.

Respectfully,

Carrie

What's New

Legal Aspects of Public Procurement seminar

FAPPO is sponsoring the Legal Aspects of Public Procurement seminar on September 10-12, 2014 at the City of Lake City Public Safety Building. We are honored to have Mr. David Nash serving as the course instructor.

Call for Presentations 2014 Fall Workshop

FAPPO is accepting proposals for presentations for the 2014 FALL WORKSHOP to be delivered to the membership on November 7, 2014. The deadline to submit proposals, bio, and summary is August 8, 2014. Topics for presentation should support the theme "MAKING A DIFFERENCE" and motivate, educate, and challenge our members. Every presenter is invited to share experience, expertise, knowledge, and transferable capabilities with colleagues to offer solutions for future success.

NCPPC Identifies Position Domains

The National Council for Public Procurement and Contracting (NCPPC) is pleased to publish the results of its study, Identifying Position Domains in Public Sector Procurement: Towards the Establishment of Standardized Job Descriptions for the Profession. The results of this study provide an analytical framework for identifying standardized position classifications within the industry.

State Purchasing Extends Certifications

The Division of State Purchasing’s professional development section is currently evaluating all of the certification programs it offers for public procurement professionals. The programs are being reviewed and revised to ensure that they meet all statutory requirements and reflect the best practices of public procurement. This comprehensive process is estimated to take up to eighteen months. To ensure that certification holders are not adversely affected, the Division is implementing a plan to address certifications that will be impacted by this process.