2020 AEP Evaluations Update

As you know, the application due date was extended until June 30 to account for difficulties and delays brought about by the Corona virus pandemic. In addition, the evaluation timeline has also been extended.
The tentative schedule is as follows:
July – August – Evaluation Team independent scoring
Mid-September – Evaluation team meets for discussions and final scoring
Late September – All applicants notified of their status
Early October – Letters and score cards sent to all applicants
Mid to Late October – Trophies mailed to successful applicants
Any questions can be directed to aep@npiconnection.org

COVID-19 Update

The health, safety and well-being of our membership is at the forefront of our mind as we plan for the 2020 NPI annual conference. Like you, we are concerned about the well-being of our membership in the face of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.  We hope this email will help address those concerns.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) currently rates the health risk of COVID-19 as a serious public health risk, and as a result NPI will continue to closely monitor the situation. For the latest information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html

With the development of potential travel restriction we are working on alternative and flexible delivery methods of our 2020 NPI Annual Conference being held at The Westin Peachtree, in Atlanta, Georgia.

The NPI Board of Directors are meeting regularly to monitor the progression of the virus based on credible sources, as updates become available we will take the appropriate actions to provide the most up-to-date information relevant to our membership. Conference plans will be posted on our web-site: www.npiconnections.org, social media, and through email to our membership community.

The following are steps you can take to protect yourself from COVID-19:

  • Clean your hands often
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us here at NPI, all contact information can be found at www.npiconnections.org.

Rene Bates Memorial

On behalf of NPI’s Board of Directors and Membership, we are deeply saddened to announce the death of Rene Bates, NPI’s partner, sponsor, a passionate supporter of the purchasing profession, and most importantly our friend.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013.

https://www.turrentinejacksonmorrow.com/obituaries/rene-bates

Rene was a man of great integrity with a spirit of adventure, a sense of purpose and capacity for growth. He was a great source for encouragement, support, and was committed to the continued success of NPI.

Our deepest sympathy to Sheryl and the entire family, please keep them in your thoughts and prayers in the coming days.

Sincerely,

Kim Gould

NPI President 2020

2020 AEP Webinar – Limited to First 100 Registrants!

Register now for the 2020 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Webinar-limited to the first 100 registrants!

This webinar is presented by NPI’s Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Committee and will cover the electronic submission process, provide samples of model submittals from previous years and review the changes for the 2020 application. Participants will be provided an opportunity at the end of the session to ask the committee questions about the program.

The webinar is February 26, 2020 at 1:00 PM EST, use the link below to register.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1425053236176460045

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

This will be a streaming-only presentation. You will listen to the presentation through your computer, using either the speakers or a headset. You will be able to ask questions by typing them in the appropriate field during the presentation.

CALL FOR SPEAKERS! NPI’s 2020 Annual Conference

Greetings Friends of the National Procurement Institute –

Planning is underway for the 2020 NPI Annual Conference, October 12-14, in Atlanta, GA. On behalf of the Conference Committee and the NPI Board of Directors, I invite you to submit a proposal (or proposals) for an educational session presentation via the formal 2020 NPI Call for Speakers and Qualifications Form.

Thank you for considering the opportunity to educate and energize our membership with an informative and engaging presentation. We look forward to hearing back from you. Please contact Chris Rob if you have any questions.

Submissions or questions should be directed to Chris Robinson, CPSM, Program Chair at  Chris.Robinson@sourcewell-mn.gov

 

2020 AEP Award Application Now Available!

The National Procurement Institute is pleased to announce the 2020 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award application is now available online at https://npiconnection.org/aep/application.asp.

On February 1, 2020 the online portal will be open for submissions. Applications for the 25th Annual AEP award are due May 15, 2020.

Questions can be sent to aep@npiconnection.org.

LAST CALL! – 2019 NPI Annual Conference Social Event

The NPI Board of Directors would like to invite all conference attendees to join us for a night of networking and fun at the Las Vegas High Roller. This event will be held on the evening of October 7th. We will meet in the hotel lobby at 5:30 PM. Tickets for the event will be $37.00 and includes a monorail ticket and ticket for the High Roller observation wheel.

You can register for the event at the link below:

https://npiconnection.org/eventbuilder/registration/index.asp

For more information contact

Tom Skinner at skinnerwt@co.monterey.ca.us

or

Christine Grommons at c17436g@lvmpd.com

2019 NPI Annual Conference – “the Future is Ours” – Social Event Highlight

The NPI Board of Directors would like to invite all conference attendees to join us for a night of networking and fun at the Las Vegas High Roller. This event will be held on the evening of October 7th. We will meet in the hotel lobby at 5:30 PM. Tickets for the event will be $37.00 and includes a monorail ticket and ticket for the High Roller observation wheel.

You can register for the event at the link below:

https://npiconnection.org/eventbuilder/registration/index.asp

For more information contact

Tom Skinner at skinnerwt@co.monterey.ca.us

or

Christine Grommons at c17436g@lvmpd.com