|President Cheryl Shanaberger, MPA, CPPO|
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
My year as serving as your President is coming to its end. Time has gone by quickly and I hope that FAPPO has met your expectations this year. The Fall Work Shop had the largest attendance so far and I know this trend will continue. FAPPO implemented a different format than in the past with the presenters from the vendor community. The surveys’ were positive with many stating it was refreshing to have educational workshops presented by experts within their fields.
Now is the time to register for the 47th Annual FAPPO Conference and Trade Show on April 13-17 at the Marriott West Palm Beach and the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The Program Chair, David Bennett has provided a professional line up of educational opportunities with a theme relative to today of “Challenged to Change.” I look forward to seeing each of you at the conference.
Thank you for your continued support and please feel free to reach out to me at any time with comments.
Applications for the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® are now being accepted. The deadline is May 30, so don’t delay.
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.
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.