A premier networking & educational event for public and private procurement decision-makers and suppliers
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Educational Sessions

Here’s a preview of just some of the topics the Agenda Committee is developing or has under consideration as part of this year’s educational sessions:

  • What Is COSTARS?
  • DGS Small and Small Diverse Business Programs
  • Using JAGGAER
  • Supplier Evaluation Program
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Protecting Facilities
  • Organizational Risk: Stress Testing Your Supply Chain
  • COSTARS Member & Supplier Success Stories
  • Online Auctions
  • Green Procurement
  • Smart Cities – Meet the Future
  • Show Me The Money!
  • Marketing & Sales for COSTARS Suppliers
  • Supplier Forums: The In-Person RFIs
  • Positioning Your Company for Government Business
  • Positive Procurement Impacts—Saving Money and More!
  • UniqueSource Program
  • How to Bid on a COSTARS Contract
  • Purchasing for Public Safety Agencies
  • Managing Contractor Performance
  • What is an ITQ?
  • Best Procurement Practices for Local Government and Schools
  • COSTARS Purchasing for Roadmasters and Public Works Departments
  • Using Analytical Data and CPI/PPI Tools
  • Procuring for Waste Water/Storm Water Systems
  • Innovations in Transportation Technology
  • Procuring Drones—What You Need to Know
  • Cooperative Procurement
  • Marketing Research Strategies/Resources
  • Procurement Fraud—Can You Detect It?
  • Sustainable Purchasing: A New, Strategic and Profitable Approach
  • Maintaining Procure-to-Pay Logistics Operations During an Emergency
  • How to Search Contracts and Negotiate With COSTARS Suppliers to Save Taxpayer Money
  • Writing Effective Statements of Work/Specification Development


  • HACKATHON! Share a topic you would like to discuss with other attendees and participate in one of these creative problem solving sessions.
  • CEU CLASSES: One-day classes are being considered to provide attendees with CEUs in addition to contact hours.
  • SPEED NETWORKING!  Meet state and local procurement representatives for six-minute networking sessions.