This week the Principles & Practices project hit the road to the Historic Triangle region of Virginia. Known as the birth place of English-speaking America, and home to some of the earliest settlements in the United States, it seemed a fitting venue for the Virginia Public Procurement Forum 2011 and several sessions on the Principles & Practices.
NIGP’s Brent Maas (pictured below) led a session on Tuesday, in which he revealed an outlook for the procurement profession and provided information on the Principles & Practices project.
Candace Riddle, Standards Manager, NIGP, led two sessions that focused specifically on the Principles & Practices. Audiences were challenged to return to their home offices and to be “the lone nut”; a phrase that was coined to challenge attendees to go beyond leadership and to engage in the Principles & Practices project as avid followers.
In total, Maas and Riddle delivered the Principles & Practices to over 100 public procurement professionals and attendees during the three day conference.
IN OTHER NEWS
There are only a few days left to comment on the current practices that are open for public comment. The public comment period will close this Friday, November 18, 2011.
Watch for the upcoming practices on Ethics and Performance-Based Contracting, which will be released in early December.