South Metro Chapter Luncheon - Demystifying The Cooperative Purchasing World

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Time 11:30am
Location Balagio of Mokena
9716 West 191st St.
Mokena IL 60448

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Delivery Method In Person
Field of Study Finance - Technical
NASBA CPE Earn 1.20 CPE Hours
Contact Lisa Heglund, City of Lockport

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Event Description

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Demystifying The Cooperative Purchasing World: How Does It Work

Cooperative purchasing is used at the local, regional and national levels to allow like agencies to solicit contracts for commodities or services and aggregate purchasing volume, expertise and resources to gain better pricing, service, delivery and industry best practices.  This webinar will provide an overview of what contracts are available for local governments to piggyback on.  You will also hear from an expert on the advantages of participating, common concerns, and how to make the case for organizational support for cooperative purchasing.

Learning Objectives:  Participants completing this session will be able to:
• Gain a basic understanding of the pros and cons of cooperative purchasing.
• Learn how to make the case for organizational support for cooperative purchasing through spend analysis and developing a strategic procurement strategy.
• Become aware of the wide range of cooperative purchasing opportunities that are available to local governmental units and how to ascertain if they fit your entities needs.

RuthAnne Hall, Lake County
Mike Schieve, Lake County

Jennifer Sulentic, Director, ProcureSource

Intended Audience: Finance Professionals
Delivery method:
 Internet Based
Program Level: 
No prerequisites required 
Advanced Preparation:
 No advanced preparation required
Field of Study: 
Finance - Technical
Earn about 1.0 CPE credit

Presented by the South metro chapter

Registration & Cancellation Policy

Registrations are accepted on a first-in, first registered basis. Payments by check should be mailed in advance or made at time of registration by credit card. Payments will not be accepted the day of the event.

IGFOA Members are those Public Sector, Partners, and Firm individuals specifically listed in the IGFOA Membership Application or Renewal. IGFOA Government non-member rate applies to staff, appointed officials, and elected officials of a government with a current IGFOA membership. If you have questions about your membership, contact IGFOA at 630-942-6587. The IGFOA reserves the right to apply the non-member fee to any individual or government that has not paid dues for the current year.  If you are unable to attend, please contact IGFOA at 630-942-6587 or as soon as possible. A $10 cancellation fee will be charged for cancellations up to August 11, 2017. Cancellations after August 11, 2017 and no-shows are responsible for the full tuition.

IGFOA reserves the right to modify the agenda, cancel the event due to low enrollment, or to close registration if full. Should IGFOA South Metro Chapter cancel an event, cancellation notice will be sent to the email address provided by each registrant and prominently posted at the IGFOA website page announcing the event.

By submitting this registration, the applicant agrees to the registration and cancellation policy above.

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