Join Disaster Recovery Services, LLC (DRS) for part 1 of a two-part webinar series as we dive deep into the ongoing procurement and contracting missteps (suspects) that lead to federal disaster grant funding ineligibility and clawbacks. During this webinar series, you’ll develop the sleuthing skills needed to help solve the mysteries presented in our NIGP Forum 2023 Session “A Federal Procurement Whodunit: Follow the Clues to Optimize Disaster Funding”.
What You'll Learn
After completing this online training session, learners will be able to:
1. Identify the elements required for justifying non-competitive (sole source) emergency/exigent procurements.
2. Devise a plan for pivoting from the use of non-competitive (sole source) emergency/exigent procurements.
3. Develop a system for properly documenting efforts to take all six affirmative steps for socioeconomic contracting.
4. Classify cost plus contract pricing as 'allowed' or 'disallowed' under the Uniform Guidance.
5. Avoid the traps of restricting full and open competition.
Kim and her team have recovered billions of dollars for public entities across the nation through FEMA's Public Assistance program and other federal and state funding programs, including CARES and ARPA. With funding clawbacks often tied to procurement, Kim has a keen interest in educating and supporting public procurement professionals in the area of disaster recovery as it relates to federal grant programs. Kim has also achieved the NIGP Public Procurement Supplier designation and is serving as Vice-Chair of the NIGP Business Council for 2022-23.
As the Director of Procurement Specialty for Disaster Recovery Services (DRS), Shelley focuses on public entity risk management assessment and procurement and contracting strategies in the facilitation of complex disaster recovery projects. Shelley spent thirteen years as the chief procurement and contracting officer for a large public entity, and continues her work in this space as a federal procurement subject matter expert for DRS. Shelley works closely with vendors, cooperative purchasing groups, and client purchasing departments to provide procurement guidance, training, and assistance, helping develop comprehensive procurement strategies to help clients PREPARE, RESPOND, and RECOVER. Shelley is in her fourth year of service on the NIGP Business Council.
Attendance for Individuals
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