Public Purchasing Forum

 

 

52nd Annual Rutgers University Public Purchasing Educational Forum

 

"Surf's Up"

April 26, 27, 28, 2022

Golden Nugget, Atlantic City

 

This event is co-sponsored by Northern New Jersey NIGP, Southern New Jersey NIGP, New Jersey Association of County Purchasing Officials.

Registration FormRegister Online

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

 

The 52nd Rutgers Public Purchasing Educational Forum is scheduled for April 27-28, 2022, at the Golden Nugget Atlantic City. We also offer a pre-Forum ‘Ethics” seminar on April 26, 2022, at the same location. As always, the Forum will provide the latest and most relevant information for the purchasing professionals, as well as an opportunity to earn up to 10 CEUs, and to network with peers.

There are two ways to register for the conference:

 

1)     Purchase orders/vouchers and registration forms must be sent together and e-mailed to cgs@docs.rutgers.edu. A check or voucher must accompany the registration form, made payable to Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. To download the registration form for this conference, click HERE.

2)     Online registrations (with credit card or e-check only) are currently accepted as well - please click HERE.

You can register for 2-day or 1-day Forum participation, as well as for the pre-Forum “Ethics” seminar. For registration, please use the following codes:

Code Event Fee
PP-2250-SP22-1 2-day Forum, 4/27 & 4/28 $375
PP-2250-SP22-2 1-day Forum, 4/27 $210
PP-2250-SP22-3 1-day Forum, 4/28 $210
PP-2250-SP22-2 Ethics 1/2-day, 4/26 $133

 

Before a student is officially enrolled in a course, payment must be authorized or secured. A student who has a delinquent account with CGS will not be permitted to enroll in any additional courses or events offered by the Center until the delinquency is resolved. Withdrawal requests must be submitted in writing at least 3 business days before the Forum and will incur a $25 processing fee. Withdrawals will be refunded, minus the $25 fee. Failure to notify CGS within the time frame will result in forfeiture of all fees. There is a $25 fee for returned checks.

All registrations for the conference must be received NO LATER than three business days before the conference begins. Conference registration will be closed on April 21st, 2022. Late registrations will not be accepted.

To obtain credit for a session, you must be present through the entire duration of the session and scan your badge at the door.

DOE Waiver for overnight travel for school district employees has been approved. To download waiver, please click HERE.

COVID-19 Considerations: At present, we are not requiring proof of vaccination to register for the Forum. However, we do strongly recommend all Forum participants to wear masks while indoors.

 

HOTEL INFORMATION

Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino
Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

 

Room Rate: $74 per night. The room rate does not include the current applicable 13.7% Tax and $22.00 Fees ($2 Tourism, $3 Occupancy, $17 Resort).

All guests may make their reservations by calling the Reservations Department directly 1.800.777.8477 and selecting option 2 to be connected with a reservation agent. In order to obtain PP Forum special group rate, the guests need to identify themselves as being with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Educational Forum or use group code: ARU22

Cut-off date: April 15, 2022, 5:00 p.m. EST
 
For more information about the hotel, please click HERE.
 
For hotel map, please click HERE.

 

EXHIBITOR INFORMATION

If you are interested to participate in a Forum as an Exhibitor, please contact Olga Chaban at chaban@docs.rutgers.edu for more information.

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

TUESDAY, APRIL 26

3:00 – 6:00             ETHICS

PRE-                     Stephanie Bush-Baskette, Esq., PhD
CONFERENCE
SEMINAR

                            

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27

7:30 – 8:45             REGISTRATION/BREAKFAST/EXHIBITS
                            
8:45 – 9:00             WELCOME

 

9:00 – 10:00           PROCUREMENT FRAUD & CORRUPTION
KEYNOTE             Jessica Weisman, SSRA, FBI

 

10:00 – 11:00         PREVAILING WAGE AND PWCR LAWS
CONCURRENT      Larry Cirignano, Section Chief, Division of Wage and                                    
SESSIONS I             Hour Compliance, Department of Labor and  Workforce Development
                               Marc Goldberg, Section Chief, Division of Wage and                                     
                                 Hour Compliance, Department of Labor and  Workforce Development
                                 Ron Meischker, Director of Industry Labor and Compliance,
                                    Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters                     

                        

                               NJ START
                               Africa Nelson, Administrative Analyst, Division of Purchase Property, NJ Treasury 
                               Nicholas Susi, General Manager NJSTART at Periscope Holdings

 

                             CHANGE MANAGEMENT AND E-PROCUREMENT
                             Gerald T Reiner Jr., Purchasing Manager, Bergen County Utilities Authority

 

11:00 – 11:30         BREAK/VISIT EXHIBITS
                                
11:30 – 12:30         Repeated concurrent sessions I

 

12:30 – 1:45           LUNCHEON/VISIT EXHIBITS
 
1:45 – 2:45              LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
CONCURRENT      Nicola Reid, Stafford Township Purchasing Agent
SESSIONS II          Lori Buckelew, Assistant Executive Director, NJLM
(not repeated)      
                             PUBLIC SCHOOL PURCHASING
                             James Shoop, BA/PA, Passaic Board of Education (Ret)

 

2:45 – 3:00             BREAK/VISIT EXHIBITS
 
3:00- 4:00              FEDERAL FUNDING AND FEDERAL PROCUREMENT RULES
                             Daniella Fischetti, Esq., Staff Attorney, Procurement Division, Office of the State Comptroller
                             

4:30-5:30               NETWORKING RECEPTION: “SURFS UP!”

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 28

7:30 – 8:30             REGISTRATION/BREAKFAST/EXHIBITS

8:30 – 9:30             THE DISCIPLINE OF SELF-CARE: PRACTICES EVERY LEADER NEEDS TO ADOPT
PLENARY             Tricia S. Nolfi, Ed.D.Part-Time Lecturer for the Rutgers—Camden Executive MPA Program, a Senior                                       Learning Architect for iDesign, and a Lead Facilitator for Lumen Learning
SESSION               Organizational Leadership, Rider University
                         

                     

9:30 – 10:30           ALL ABOUT P-CARD                       
CONCURRENT      Gordon Ball, Executive Director, Southern NJ Chapter NIGP
SESSIONS III         Joseph Clark, Purchasing Manager, Ocean City
                 
                             DAY-TO-DAY PURCHASING CHALLENGES
                             Palma Conover, Purchasing Agent, Atlantic County
                             Leslie Henry, Supervison of Purchasing/Purchasing Agent, Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School                                       District
                             Mary P. (Trish) Mooney, Purchasing Agent, City of Atlantic City
                             Rick Thomas, Purchasing Agent, Atlantic County Utilities Authority
                               
                             ELECTRIC VEHICLES 
                             Anthony Fiumano, Senior Associate, Gabel Associates
                             Cathleen Lewis, E-Mobility Program Manager, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
                              Gerald T. Reiner, Jr., Purchasing Manager, Bergen County Utilities Authority
                                   
11:00 – 12:00         Repeated concurrent sessions III
CONCURRENT
SESSIONS III        
 

12:00 - 1:00            LUNCH/VISIT EXHIBITS

 
1:00- 2:00              DLGS UPDATE: WHAT IS NEW IN THE PURCHASING WORLD?
                             Michele Meade, Department of Community Affairs,
                             Division of Local Government Services
 
2:00- 3:00              CYBERSECURITY
                             Michael Geraghty, Chief Information Security Officer, State of New Jersey
 

To obtain credit for a session, you must be present through the entire duration of the session and complete the required attendance poll at each attended session.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS
For the complete list of continuing education credits you can earn throughout the Forum, please click HERE.

 

 
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY PUBLIC PURCHASING
EDUCATIONAL FORUM PLANNING COMMITTEE
 
Gordon H. Ball, Jr., RPPO, CPPO, QPA - Executive Director, Southern New Jersey Chapter NIGP
Olga Chaban, Ed.D. - Sr. Program Coordinator, Center for Government Services, Rutgers University
Joseph Clark, QPA, RPPO, CPPB - Purchasing Manager, Ocean City 
Ann V. Hartwick, RPPO, CCPO, QPA - Purchasing Agent, Middlesex County
Melissa Kosenski, RPPO, QPA, Purchasing Agent, County of Somerset
Mary “Trish” Mooney, QPA, RPPO - Purchasing Agent, Atlantic City
Nicola Reid, QPA, RPPO - Purchasing Agent, Stafford Township
Gerald Reiner, Purchasing Manager, Bergen County Utilities Authority
Apryl Roach, QPA, RPPS, Administrative Manager, Franklin Township Sewerage Authority
Laura M. Scutari, MPA, QPA, CCPO, RPPO - Director of Purchasing, Union County
Ann Marie B. Spagnola, MPA, QPA, RPPS - Administrative Specialist 4 - Procurement,
State of NJ, Judiciary, Purchase & Property (Retired)
Rick Thomas, Purchasing Agent, Atlantic County Utilities Authority