OLYMPIA – Two events are set to help businesses throughout Washington learn about upcoming reforms that will change the way state government buys $1 billion in goods and services annually.
Gov. Chris Gregoire recently signed 2SHB2452 into law to consolidate procurement laws under the Department of Enterprise Services. The legislation is designed to make the procurement process more transparent, competitive and efficient. The changes take effect Jan. 1, 2013.
The business community can learn more about how state procurement practices will change at two events:
These events are free, but space is limited.
Other forum opportunities
|Conference Dates & Locations:|
|Westside Vendor Education Seminar
May 31, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1500 Jefferson Building (directions)
|Eastside Vendor Education Seminar
June 20, 8 a.m. to noon
Spokane Convention Center (directions)
State to host national purchasing forum
Please note that Enterprise Services will not hold a fall Training Conference and Tradeshow. However, the department will represent Washington as the host state for the 67th National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) Annual Forum. The forum takes place August 20-21at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. To learn more about the forum, go to: NIGP 2012 Website.
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