Purchasing Training Center
| Agency Purchasing Conference
2012 Agency Purchasing Conference
November 13-16, 2012
Stonewall Resort State Park
Imagine learning in the comfort of a relaxed atmosphere that encourages networking among your peers, hands-on exercises, plenty of discussion, and much more! That's what you'll get at the 2012 Agency Purchasing Conference. From new sessions incorporating feedback from the 2011 conference to the more traditional classes, you're sure to find a curriculum to suit your needs. And you won't have to go far! With 15,000 square feet of meeting space, you'll find all the classrooms located in the Chestnut Wing of the resort. Whether you stay onsite, at one of the lakeside cottages, or at an area hotel, the conference facility will prove to be accessible and convenient for this three-day training. Register today!
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New Conference Features
The Purchasing Division is pleased to offer several new sessions this year, including Cost Sheet Overview, Vendor Performance and Relations, wvOASIS: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and Meet the Buyer/Purchasing Division Staff.
Also, for the second year in a row, the Purchasing Division is pleased to offer a four-class series titled the Advanced Track. Previously offered only to an agency's primary designated procurement officers, their backups will now have the opportunity to attend. To view a copy of the State Agency Procurement Officer Contact Listing to find out if you are eligible to register for this track, click here. The Advanced Track sessions will cover Guiding Values and Principles of Public Procurement, Contract Drafting, Speed Roundtables, and a Question-and-Answer Session with the Purchasing Director and Assistant Director for Acquisition and Contract Administration.
Registration & Fee
Registration is now open. Class registration will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Purchasing Division is pleased to continue its tradition of honoring its agency partners with the "Procurement Officer of the Year" and the new "Agency of the Year" awards. Nominations may be submitted to Staff Development Specialist Samantha Knapp. Click here for more information; this link is for an intranet site which may not be accessible on home computers. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, October 10, 2012.
Participants must make their own lodging arrangements no later than Friday, October 12, 2012, by calling Stonewall Resort State Park's in-house reservations department at (304) 269-7400. The reservations department is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM. Please indicate that you are attending the 2012 Agency Purchasing Conference to receive the contracted room rate of $89.00 per night for single or double occupancy. Stonewall Resort State Park also has a 2-bedroom cottage available for $230.00 per night, a 3-bedroom cottage for $300.00 per night, and a 4-bedroom cottage for $400.00 per night. A shuttle is available to take you to and from the conference facility at your request.
Below are some additional lodging options in close proximity to Stonewall Resort State Park:
Holiday Inn Express
215 Staunton Drive
Weston, WV 26452
Phone: (304) 269-3550
When making your reservation at Holiday Inn Express, use the block code APC (i.e. Agency Purchasing Conference) to receive a room rate of $85.00 per night for single or double occupancy. This rate can only be guaranteed until Friday, October 12, 2012. Rooms will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.
2906 US Highway 33, East
Weston, WV 26452
Phone: (304) 269-7000
When making your reservation at Comfort Inn, ask for the block of rooms under Agency Purchasing Conference to receive a room rate of $77.00 per night for single or double occupancy. This rate can only be guaranteed until Friday, October 12, 2012. Rooms will be given on a first-come, first served basis.
1 Commerce Boulevard
Buckhannon, WV 26201
Phone: (304) 473-0900
When making your reservation at the Hampton Inn, ask for the block of rooms under Agency Purchasing Conference to receive a room rate of $89.00 per night for single or double occupancy. This rate can only be guaranteed until Monday, October 22, 2012. Rooms will be given on a first-come, first served basis.
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