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November 4, 2015

DES event set up: 7:00 - 7:45 a.m.

Attendee Registration/Check In: 7:45 - 8:45 a.m.

Opening Remarks: 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Keynote Address: 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. - Dr. Ernesto Sirolli

 

Vendor set up: 7:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Schedule
Time Topic
9:40 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Personal Kanban: Effective Visual Management for Everyone
Do you wake up at night worried about forgetting a deliverable? Do you have too much on your plate? Try using the personal Kanban. Based on the work of Jim Benson, the personal Kanban, or signboard, is a powerful tool for anyone to use to make work visible and to limit work in process for greater effectiveness. You’ll get more done and sleep better too!
9:40 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. WEBS: Queries, Reports, and Notifications
An interactive training split into two exciting halves. The first half will touch on commodity codes: searches and notification lists. The second half of the session will center around the reports available in WEBS, what information they contain and how you can use them.
9:40 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. State Agency Procurement Risk Assessments
Addressing theories underlying the risk assessment including two specific questions: (a) what is DES looking for in each question in the Assessment; and (b) how do answers in the Risk Assessment result in your agency’s delegation of authority?
9:40 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Benefits From DES Services
Leveraging Enterprise Services: How cities, counties, ports, utilities, tribes, school districts and other qualified non-profits save valuable time and reduce costs.
9:40 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. E&AS Client Workshop (Part 1 of 3)
An informational forum at which E&AS and public owner client agencies are able to meet, collaborate towards the goal of successful project management and implementation. Topics include recent and upcoming legislative changes, selecting optimal contracting methods for construction projects.
9:40 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. 'How to Start a Business and Ignite Your Life' with Dr. Ernesto Sirolli.
Have you ever wondered why companies such as Apple, Disney, eBay, and Starbucks succeeded? What common factors did they — and most other successful startups — share? Dr. Ernesto Sirolli, one of the world’s leading consultants on the topic of economic development, has the answer: None of the entrepreneurs who founded the world’s greatest companies did it on their own. They put together an effective team that allowed their ventures to get off the ground, flourish, and grow.
10:40 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Break
Visit resource tables
10:50 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Procurement Ethics – Epic Failures of Judgment
A Focus on Washington law pertaining to procurement ethics and common risk areas (and solutions) for governmental procurement.
10:50 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Business Diversity 101
Come learn how to use state systems and teaming opportunities to create a diverse business participation strategy for your agency.
10:50 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Next Stop: Data Driven Fleet Management
What would you do with more data? Join DES Fleet Operations and Verizon Networkfleet to discuss strategies to improve driver safety, reduce fuel consumption and gain efficiencies. Get updated on the telematics pilot project that is in process on 350 vehicles on assignment throughout Washington State agencies.
10:50 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. What’s New for State Agencies at DES
Is your state agency looking for ways to be more Effective, Efficient and Accountable? Come learn how we can help.
10:50 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. E&AS Client Workshop (Part 2 of 3)
An informational forum at which E&AS and public owner client agencies are able to meet, collaborate towards the goal of successful project management and implementation. Topics include recent and upcoming legislative changes, selecting optimal contracting methods for construction projects.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Vendor Lunch Served
Procurement Staff meet with vendors during lunch.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Customer/Attendee Lunch Served
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Trade Show is open.
Visit with vendors to learn how they can help your organization.
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. E&AS Client Workshop (Part 3 of 3)
An informational forum at which E&AS and public owner client agencies are able to meet, collaborate towards the goal of successful project management and implementation. Topics include project planning and implementation within the current budget cycle and enhancing opportunities for small, diverse and veteran owned businesses.

November 5, 2015

Attendee Registration/Check In: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Keynote Address: 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Break 9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Schedule
Time Topic
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Lions and Tigers and Twitter, Oh my!
Epic volumes of emails, texts and social media posts are being created and used daily by government – and as public records, there is still a lot of confusion surrounding them. This session will provide clarification and offers strategies on “turning down the volume” and practical tips on managing emails, texts and social media.
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Business Diversity 101
A summary and dialogue regarding the evolution of procurement policies, guidelines, and training that is currently under development and on the horizon. This session includes a Q&A and resources.
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Procurement Policy and Training: Now What?
A summary and dialogue regarding the evolution of procurement policies, guidelines, and training that is currently under development and on the horizon. This session includes a Q & A and resources.
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Lick Your Last Envelope
Printing and mailing documents can be expensive and risky, especially if you do it yourself. Learn how DES offers innovative approaches to cost reductions; reduce chances of legal actions due to untimely delivery.
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Alternative Fuels and Vehicle Strategies
Fleet Management Strategies to integrate electric vehicles into your fleets, “extent practicable” rules, and what this means for agencies.
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Risky Business: Contracting Remedies
Focusing on Washington contract law pertaining to remedies, performance, and breach. Explore various contract remedies available to address business risk and how to use such remedies effectively.
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Get Results: SOWS and Evaluation Models
Part 1 - Learn the 6 questions that every Statement of Work (SOW) must answer.
Part 2 - Evaluation Models: Gain insight into the proposal evaluation process. Session covers evaluation team selection, required reading, identifying value, techniques for identifying evaluator anomalies, guidelines and oral interviews.
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The Price Isn’t Always Right
Cancelled
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. What can Surplus do for you?
Surplus Operations can help with more than just disposal of uneeded items. Learn about how Surplus can assist your organization and save you money.
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Green Your Facilities Operation
Learn how to implement or enhance your recycling and composting practices in your facility.
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Socio-Economic Jenga
How to develop a program response to state socioeconomic initiatives: Sourcing, Contracting, Procurement, Tracking, Reporting, Results.
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Goods & Services procurement panel
This session provides information, sharing of latest trends, and discussion of procurement related questions from attendees. The panel will consist of various state agencies, county and city government, and higher education.
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Next Stop: Data Driven Fleet Management
What would you do with more data? Join DES Fleet Operations and Verizon Networkfleet to discuss strategies to improve driver safety, reduce fuel consumption and gain efficiencies. Get updated on the telematics pilot project that is in process on 350 vehicles on assignment throughout Washington State agencies.
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. The State of Lean
A discussion on history, structure and scalable lessons learned as Washington has built a data-driven, cross-agency system designed to streamline work, improve quality and get results.
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Less = More
Part 1
Part 2
YouTube Video
Align your facilities plans and capital projects with your greenhouse gas reduction goals and your agency’s mission. Learn about better space utilization and the mobile workforce. Find out how to leverage your capital funds, document your successes and reap the rewards of advanced planning in leased space renewals.