May 15, 2023 | 1:00 - 5:00 pm MST | Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO
State and local governments have an amazing opportunity to evolve their procurement requirements in response to the recent federal funding available for smart cities. In addition, new models for procurement innovation are emerging as successful methods for purchasing technology, and emerging technology. The potential impact of these changes is exciting but navigating the way forward can feel daunting, especially for municipalities that are used to a more traditional approach. Join a team of experts for an interactive and informative half-day workshop designed to answer questions on how to align your community's needs with new funding sources and procurement procedures.
1:00 - 1:15
Chelsea Collier, Editor-At-Large, Smart CIties Connect
Overview, introduction, agenda
High level goals and objectives
1:15 - 2:15
2:30 - 4:15
Overview of "how this works"
Session #1 - How to introduce innovation into the procurement process
Session #2 - Budgeting for "As-a-Service"
Session #3 - Tips and Tricks to Make the Most of Cooperative Purchasing
Session #4 - A Deeper Look at Challenge Grants, Reverse Pitches and RFIs for effective RFP development
Session #5 - Tackling IIJA Opportunities
4:25 - 4:55
Government leaders often face barriers when trying to source and procure smart city technology and innovative solutions including limited budgets for emerging technology and outdated models. Join a panel of experienced city leaders who discuss the challenges and potential best practices.
Closing Remarks & Thank you
Director, Public Services, Houston-Galveston Area Council
Manager of Supplier Development, Sourcewell
Vice President, Government Insights and Smart Cities, IDC Government Insights
President and COO, Marketplace.city
Senior Category Development Administrator, Sourcewell
Editor-At-Large, Smart CIties Connect
Former Chief Procurement Officer, State of NY and State of MI
Procurement Coordinator, Houston-Galveston Area Council
Chief Innovation Officer, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Government Procurement Partner