Fall Workshop Program & Presentations

2021 FAPPO Fall Workshop

"Exploring New Horizons in Procurement"

November 5, 2021



General Description and Speaker

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Legends 1&2

Welcome to the 2021 FAPPO Fall Workshop; Meet and Greet & Breakfast

David Santiago, President

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Legends 1&2

American Rescue Plan Funding: Building a Compliance Framework
As local governments start utilizing Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF), appropriated under the American Rescue Plan Act, establishing a compliance framework will be critical to effective administration and implementation of programs. During this session, Hagerty Consulting’s Cost Recovery experts will provide you with recommendations to build a comprehensive compliance framework as well as the tools you need as Public Procurement Officials to build a strategic approach that is informed by the needs of various stakeholders throughout your organization/community.

Kalindi Fitch, Senior Manager, Hagerty Consulting; and
Kristen Kerr, Managing Associate, Hagerty Consulting

10:15 am - 10:30 am



10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Legends 1&2 

Florida Design-Build Laws – What You Need to Know…
Did you know there are more than 30 Florida statutes governing design-build projects? How familiar are you with the laws that govern your projects? Chris Horton will discuss this and more in a presentation to the Northeast Chapter of Design Build Institute of America Florida Region. This presentation will provide a legislative review specific to Florida design-build projects. You will learn about procurement, public private partnerships (P3), bid protests, bonding, liens, and payment laws. In addition, we will discuss the future of design-build legislation including new legislation on the horizon and thoughts on where Florida legislatures could further bolster design-build project delivery.

Christopher M. Horton, Esq., Partner, SmithCurrie

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm


Lunch - For All Registered Attendees and Presenters

1:15 pm - 2:45 pm


The Price is Right…now what?
Your name has been called so… ”Come on Down” …..you are the next contestant to test you skills at getting the right price. We as procurement professionals have spent years crafting our skills to get the right price. This session will explore what’s new on the horizon for procurement in getting real, true value that has a positive impact for our entities and demonstrates procurement’s strategic value to the organization. (HINT: You might even get a chance to “Come on Down” and test your skills at getting the right price).

Theresa Webb, M.A., NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M.

 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm Troon 

General Revenue Sources for the State of Florida
This presentation will provide an overview of General Revenue Sources for the State of Florida, including a focus on sales tax collections and what those collections reveal about Florida’s economy since the great recession and during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Robert McKee, Florida Association of Counties 

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm   Break
3:00 pm - 4:25 pm Legends 1&2  American Rescue Plan, Reporting and Compliance: Next Steps for Governments

As local governing bodies begin to implement plans on how to spend Local Fiscal Recovery Fund monies under the American Rescue Plan, GFOA National will provide updated guidance from the federal government. GFOA's Director of Federal Policies will lead a conversation on the allowable expenditures, propriety tools for compliance from GFOA and guiding principles for communities looking forward.

Emily Swenson Brock, GFOA, Director of Federal Policies

4:25 pm - 4:30 pm Legends 1&2  Closing Remarks
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