Webinar Recording - Diversifying Your Procurement Spend

Webinar Recording - Diversifying Your Procurement Spend

  • Contact Hours: 1
  • Format: Online
Webinar 011817: Diversifying Your Procurement Spend (Member Rate)$0.00  
Webinar 011817: Diversifying Your Procurement Spend (Non-Member)$195.00  
Webinar 011817: Diversifying Your Procurement Spend (Member Rate) $0.00
Webinar 011817: Diversifying Your Procurement Spend (Non-Member) $195.00


This session will cover the history of government programs that promote the use of small and diverse businesses. Why have recent decades seen an increased focus on diversifying spend in public procurement?  There are many ways to promote competition in the public sector by increasing outreach to minority-owned, women-owned, and small emerging businesses. Even in a non-goals environment, many agencies have seen an increase in their small business spend through outreach, training, and partnering.  Best practices by leading agencies will be shared, along with programs that effectively promote the use of small businesses at both the prime and sub-contract level. This online training session is targeted toward the procurement professional who has experience with small business outreach and the evaluation of small business proposals. The laws associated with small business programs vary throughout the US. These laws may be referenced during the session, but will not be covered in detail.

What You'll Learn

After completing this online training session, learners will be able to:
1.  Explain the “why” of small, diverse business programs
2.  Describe best public agency practices in diversifying spend including advantages, disadvantages, and strategies to          promote acceptance.

Presented By:

Executive Director/Chief Procurement Officer
Executive Director/Chief Procurement Officer

Darin currently serves as director of procurement for the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has over twenty years of management experience in state and local government, higher education, and private industry.

He is a past-president of the Oregon Public Purchasing Association and a former board member of NAPM - Willamette Valley. Darin speaks throughout the world on a variety of procurement topics, and his writings have been featured in Inside Supply Management, Government Procurement, Inside Supply Management, The Public Manager and The Journal of Public Procurement. His books include Warehousing and Inventory Control, Logistics and Transportation, and Effective Supply Management Performance. He has lectured at numerous universities throughout North America and serves on the faculty of Portland State University, School of Business Administration.

Darin is a Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO), a Certified Professional in Supply Management, (CPSM) and a Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business/Political Science and a Master’s degree in Acquisition Management. Darin is a Master Instructor for NIGP and served as their President in 2007. He has also served as a board member of the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council and the Public Procurement Research Center at Florida Atlantic University..

In 2012 he was recognized with NIGP’s highest honor, the Albert H. Hall Memorial Award. Darin is also a recipient of NIGP’s Distinguished Service Award, and the Lewis E. Spangler Award from the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management.

On the Faculty of:
Adding Value to the Procurement Process
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Contracting for Construction Services
Effective Management of Construction Contracts
Logistics and Transportation
Managing End Users and Suppliers: It's all About Relationships
Planning, Scheduling and Requirements Analysis
Protests: Managing Options for Positive Results
Warehousing and Inventory Control
Worldclass Procurement Practices


Cancellation Policy

Registration and payment must be received 24 hours prior to the course start date. After this time, registrations will be based on space availability.  A full refund, less a $75 administrative fee will be given for cancellations made in writing 31+ days prior to the seminar date by emailing RegistrationInfo@nigp.org. No refunds are given for cancellations received within 24 hours of the seminar start date. There are no refunds for no-shows. If the seminar is cancelled for any reason, NIGP's liability is limited to the registration fee only.  

Attendee substitutions within the same agency may be done at any time with email notification to NIGP. If attending via scholarship, please provide documentation verifying the scholarship issuer's name and contact information in lieu of payment information.