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90-minute live streaming program
  • February 16
  • 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

Purchasing Laws in Texas

February 16

Make sure you are up to date on the recent changes to Texas' statewide procurement rules.

The purpose of this material is to explore purchasing and contracting issues from the perspective of both a purchasing law attorney and a purchasing director. We have selected topics that we think are important ones to consider in terms of your understanding of legal requirements, and your ability to implement those requirements and to respond to issues that arise in practice. This information will help you expand your expertise by giving insight into important issues and the knowledge to address them.

Learning Objectives

- You will be able to describe the requirements for the use of historically underutilized businesses and disadvantaged businesses enterprises.

- You will be able to identify requirements and opportunities for using HUBs, DBEs and other programs to increase business opportunities.

- You will be able to recognize ethical problems that arise under Texas law in public purchasing and understand the options available in dealing with them.

- You will be able to explain any new changes in Texas purchasing statutes that may affect you.

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Over 31 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Agenda

Invitation to Bid (ITB) and Request for Proposal Solicitations (RFP) for Texas Entities
  • What Provisions Should Be in Your ITB and RFP?
  • Which Submission Requirements Can Be Waived?
  • What Changes Are Allowed in a Bid or Proposal After Opening?
Selecting a Vendor by ITB or RFP
  • What Selection Standard Applies to Your Purchase?
  • What Additional Information Can You Request in Making a Selection?
  • What Is Your Ability to Negotiate the Amount of the Bid or Proposal?
  • What Is Your Ability to Negotiate Other Contract Terms?
  • What Is the Award Process for ITB and RFP?
Hubs and Other Programs to Increase Contracting Opportunities
  • What Are the Requirements for the Use of Historically Underutilized Businesses and Disadvantaged Businesses Enterprises?
  • Are There Ways to Increase Contracting Opportunities for Small and Local Businesses?
Ethical Issues That Arise in Public Purchasing in Texas
  • What Are Some of the Ethical Issues That Arise in Pubic Purchasing?
  • How Do You Promote Transparency and Eliminate Objectionable Practices?
  • What Is a "No Contact" List?
New Laws After the 85th Texas Legislative Session (2017)
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Over 31 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Credits

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  • TX MCLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 1.5 credit hours. Lorman Education Services is an accredited sponsor, approved by the State Bar of Texas, Committee on MCLE. This program has been approved by the Texas State Bar College for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • ISM 1.5
     
  • Participants who successfully complete this program will receive 1.5 hours of continuing education. They may be applied toward ISM CPSM, CPSD or C.P.M. recertification. ISM's consent to approve hours for this educational event is not an endorsement of this program or its content by ISM.
     
  • CPE 1.8 including Specialized Knowledge 1.8
     
  • Lorman Education Services is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: https://www.nasbaregistry.org/cpas/complaints. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact our offices at 866-352-9539. CPE Credit: Maximum Credit Hours: 1.8 each session (based on a 50 minute credit hour). You must attend at least 50 minutes to obtain credit. Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge for 1.8 hours. Prerequisite: basic knowledge of purchasing contracts. Level of Knowledge: Intermediate. Teaching Method: Seminar/Lecture. Advance Preparation: None. Delivery Method: Group Internet Based. Please refer to the information in this brochure for outline, course content and objectives. Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of attendance. Final approval of a course for CPE credit belongs with each state's regulatory board. Please note: In order to receive CPE credit for this course you MUST use the streaming audio option, as well as enable and complete the required progress checks.
     
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc. has registered with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy as a CPE Sponsor. This registration does not constitute an endorsement by the Board as to the quality of our CPE Program. This program qualifies for 1.8 hours of continuing professional education.
     

Who should attend?

This live webinar is designed for attorneys, purchasing managers, material managers, contract administrators, senior buyers, project directors, controllers and accountants.

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Over 31 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Faculty

Denise V. Cheney, Esq.

Denise V. Cheney, Esq.

Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta LLP

  • Partner with Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta LLP
  • Principal areas of practice are public purchasing, real estate, planning and development and construction law matters, with an emphasis on the representation of cities, counties and other local governments
  • Achieved the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Frequent speaker on purchasing and construction topics, and has written a number of papers on Public Procurement and Construction Law
  • Board Certified in Residential and Commercial Real Estate Law and is a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers
  • J.D. degree, with honors, University of Texas; B.A. degree, with highest honors, University of Texas
  • Can be contacted at 512-472-8021 or dcheney@bickerstaff.com
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Robert L. Hall, C.P.M., CTPM, CCA, CTCM

Austin Community College

  • Manager of Purchasing for the Austin Community College District in Austin, Texas
  • Previously served as State of Texas Director of Procurement and Contract Services' for the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Complex Procurements, Goods Purchases Operations, and Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program for all Health and Human Services Agencies
  • Was responsible for the continuous and ongoing development operational and strategic plans for HHS' major procurements and contracts
  • Retired from State of Texas and HHSC on August 31, 2017 after twenty-eight years of dedicated service
  • Can be contacted at 512-223-1053 or Robert.hall@austincc.edu
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Product ID: 400320
Published 2018
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