Newsletter - September 2018 Print

ASPIRE!! Your Learning Journey

Dear VALUE in Local Government Members,

A few weeks ago I was able to attend the 2018 NIGP Forum in Nashville, TN. While I was there I attended many classes and presentations on many topics. However, there was one class titled, Learning Reimagined: Innovating Education at NIGP that I feel is important enough to share with all NIGP members in our WAPP and VALIUE groups.

Coming in October 2018, NIGP will be introducing their new, learning platform, named ASPIRE.

While developing the ASPIRE educational programs, NIGP realized that they needed to meet the ever changing demands of its members to help them stay on top of their developmental growth and engage them in life-long learning, in an experience that is available anytime, anywhere, and in as many ways as possible. While many of the past training / speakers / books / webinars will still be available, many new learning possibilities have been added.

Some of the new educational methods will include: Virtual Conferences, Certificates in classes such as Leadership, Ethics, and Critical Thinking, On-Demand Modules, Chapter Leadership programs and New Best Practices. NIGP will also team up with Norwich University for online classes for Certificates in Procurement and Contract Management, BS in Management Studies, and a Master’s program in Public Administration, all with an emphasis on Public Procurement.

NIGP’s goal is to offer you multiple pathways to lifelong learning, using the platform that is best for you, whether that is online, face-to-face, books, or on demand, so that it fits in your schedule, no matter how busy you are.

Here are links to two NIGP videos that they will be using to introduce the ASPIRE program, as well as the PowerPoint presentation that was offered at the Forum. Please take a few minutes to view each link, so that you will have a basic understanding of the many different educational opportunities as NIGP rolls out the ASPIRE program to its membership in October 2018.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ub68RvdalY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnykYcWpfRw

https://higherlogicdownload.s3.amazonaws.com/NIGP/ead0a0fa-aeb9-4ce2-82b6-b35a137a9a31/UploadedImages/Presentations/TSlater_-_Learning_Reimagined.pdf

Submitted by: Robert Barwick, Senior Buyer, City of West Allis

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Meeting Minutes

Meeting

Minutes of the VALUE Planning Committee
August 15, 2018

Present:
Barwick, Robert

Fleming, Matt
Hartmann, Roy
Liesener, Craig
Martin, Catherine
McKinney, Duane
Nash, Vicky
White, Jen

Treasurer's Report
Balance as of August 15, 2018:

Savings $10,016.99
Checking $12,632.24
Certificate of Deposit $6,160.40

The Certificate of Deposit matures 9/30/2019 and auto renews thereafter.

Future of VALUE - Discussion Regarding Options Suggested byf Nick Hammernik (Financial Advisor / Tax Professional)

The meeting began with an overview of the options Nick Hammernick, E.A., from Hammernick & Associates, provided to Matthew Fleming via email, following his contact with the IRS on behalf of VALUE. His finding was that VALUE’s existing EIN is inactive. He also made two recommendations on how VALUE should best move forward as a group regarding the discovery. The two major options Nick provided and the future of the VALUE Committee were discussed at large for a majority of the meeting.

Considering this new information, the group also briefly discussed the previous vote and decision to dissolve VALUE. The majority of the members present wanted to move forward with continuing the VALUE group and not dissolve, if possible. Matthew Fleming will reach out to Nick Hammernick to investigate if reactivating the old EIN number and continuing to work under prior laws as a Government entity number is possible, as well as ask him a few other informational questions. Nick will be paid at a rate of $225 per hour for his work. The Planning Committee will discuss Nick’s responses and the next steps to take during September VALUE meeting.

 

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NIGP Online Courses

Contracting for Public Sector Services

Start Date:  September 20, 2018

Faced with the challenge of identifying best value how do public procurement professionals successfully engage partners to achieve efficiency, effectiveness and the social goals of the community? This course examines the process beginning with the “make or buy” decision, through special considerations of the RFP, contract award and contract administration. Contracting for services dominates contract spending at all levels of government in countries around the world. It’s important to do it correctly.

Developing & Managing RFPs

Start Date:  October 4, 2018

This course is uniquely designed to prepare procurement professionals to use the Request for Proposals (RFP) process to its maximum potential. The class agenda will identify the process, offer a key understanding of the elements of the proposal, and ascertain ways in which the document can be used to its full capability. Pitfalls and success stories will make the class relevant and applicable when planning to incorporate this type of solicitation into the government process. Practical examples, discussion, group exercises, and case studies will be used throughout the course.

Contract Administration in the Public Sector

Start Date:  October 11, 2018

This class provides a framework for examining contract administration by focusing on essential elements of the discipline. The intent is for the student to develop a strong understanding of the complexities of contract administration and recognize the importance of planning, monitoring, and proactive insight into and oversight of contract performance. Practical examples, discussion, group exercises and case studies will be used throughout the course.

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Piggyback Updates

Pig

Below are changes or additions to the various piggyback opportunities available to VALUE member agencies.  Visit the piggyback page on the VALUE website, and click on the Pig to see the full list.

Do you have a contract to add to the list? Contact cmmatz@co.walworth.wi.us to add your contracts to the piggyback list!

New Contracts

None

 

Contract Extensions

None

 

Contract Expirations

Audit Consulting

Concrete Poles

Measure & Pull Tape

Parker Connectors / Fittings

Title Search & Reporting Services

Warning Lights & Sirens

 

 

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State of Wisconsin Contract Updates

Wisconsin

Updates to State of Wisconsin contracts are issued weekly by the State of Wisconsin.  VALUE is reprinting the weekly information received as a courtesy to our members. 

The following contracts have been updated for the week of 8/6/2018 - 8/10/2018:

505ENT-M15-MFDCOPIER-00 Copiers and Related Devices- Updated Quick Guide with new Contract Manager contact information.

505ENT-M18-ELCPLSUPLS-00 Electrical & Plumbing Maintenance, Repair & Operating Supplies (MRO)- Contact information for Account Set up for Gexpro added to Vendor Contact Information page.

505ENT-M17-DSPSBLFOOD-00 Food Service Disposables (FSD)- Updated BSL Food Service Disposables Product Offering document

505ENT-M18-DRUGTSTSUP-00 Drug Testing Products and Services- Renewal of all suppliers to their final available expiration dates

 

The following contracts have been updated for the week of 8/13/2018 - 8/17/2018:

505ENT-M18-PAGINGSUPP-00 Paging Equipment, Airtime and Support- Added contracts

505ENT-M18-ENVELOPES-00 Class 8 Printing and Manufacturing of Envelopes: Commercial, Catalog, and Booklet Sizes- This contract has been renewed for one more year

505ENT-M12-MEDICALSUP-00 Medical Supplies- Posted McKesson Account and Item Number Transition Guide

505ENT-M17-WIRELESSPH-XX Wireless Telephony and Broadband Plans, Equipment and Support- Instructions regarding AT&T amendment 3 for public safety plan sign-up was posted within the amendment.

 

The following contracts have been updated for the week of 8/20/2018 - 8/24/2018:

505ENT-M18-AudioVideo-00 Audio Video Conferencing Equipment and Related Services- Uploaded the contract information for SKC Communication Products LLC

505ENT-O14-TRAININGRM-01 Occupational Safety and Health Online Training- The final expiration for the current contract is May 31, 2019. The State Bureau of Procurement will not pursue an enterprise-wide solicitation for a future contract. Agencies and UW Campuses are encouraged to conduct their own solicitation as needed.

505ENT-M11-HICAPCENT-01 High Capacity Local Voice Trunking (CenturyLink)- Amendment 8 was uploaded to VendorNet

505ENT-M16-PRINTPAPER-00 Paper: Printing Grades, 50" Roll Stock (DET), and Copy Paper (White and Colors)- Effective immediately Veritiv has been removed from LOT A; however, Veritiv is still on LOT B.

505ENT-M18-PRINTERDSK-00 Computer Printers, Supplies, Parts, Accessories and Related Services- Updated Konica Minolta price list

505ENT-M17-DENTALSUP-00 Dental Supplies- Updated expiration dates (final renewals)

505ENT-O15-FLOORING-00 Statewide Flooring Including Commercial Carpet, Resilient Coverings (Virgin and Recycled) and Related Services- Added products to Creative Solutions

505ENT-M18-ELEVATORSV-00 Elevator Maintenance and Repair Services- Added Lot #67 for DOA (State Archive Preservation Facility), additions to UW Oshkosh, removals for Hill Farms

505ENT-M16-CLEANGCHEMS-00 Cleaning Chemicals - The 2nd renewal period of the Cleaning Chemicals contract has been approved and will start 9/1/18 through 8/31/19.

505ENT-M17-WIRELESSPH-XX Wireless Telephony and Broadband Plans, Equipment and Support- The guide within Amendment 3 for AT&T was updated.

 

The following contracts have been updated for the week of 8/27/2018 - 8/31/2018:

505ENT-M16-VARSOFTWARE-00 Value Added Reseller(VAR)Software, Support and Maintenance- Renewal executed to extend to Contract for additional year; 8/31/2019.

505ENT-M15-MOTOR FUEL-00 Motor Fuels – Statewide- Updated locations listing.

505ENT-M15-OFFURNITUR-00 STATEWIDE OFFICE FURNITURE- Posted contract renewal information.

505ENT-O17-BODYARMOR-00 Body Armor (NIJ approved Bullet/Stab Resistant Tactical Products, Including Vests)- Updates to vendor Product & Price List's

505ENT-O13-POWERTOOLS-00 Hand and Power Tools - Contract will expire 8/31/18 see new note added to contract synopsis.

505ENT-M17-WIRELESSPH-XX Wireless Telephony and Broadband Plans, Equipment and Support- The guide within Amendment 3 for AT&T was updated.

505ENT-M18-ENVELOPES-00 Class 8 Printing and Manufacturing of Envelopes: Commercial, Catalog, and Booklet Sizes- LOT B prices increased due to paper price rising. Please use the revised LOT B price charts.

505ENT-M16-PRINTPAPER-00 Paper: Printing Grades, 50" Roll Stock (DET), and Copy Paper (White and Colors)- LOT B paper prices have increased. Please use this most updated LOT B Roll Stock Order Form. LOT C paper prices have increased. Please use this most updated LOT C Pricing (Midland Paper) Order Form.

505ENT-O19-COURTREPORT-00 Court Reporter Services and Transcription Services– New contract

505ENT-M18-WRITFORLANG-00 WRITTEN FOREIGN LANGUAGE TRANSLATION SERVICES – New contract

 

The following contracts have been updated for the week of 9/4/2018 - 9/7/2018:

505ENT-M18-RATECERT-00 Class 5 Legal/Public Notices: Rate Certification Program- Certification Rates Bulletin updated for September 2018

505ENT-M18-ELCPLSUPLS-00 Electrical & Plumbing Maintenance, Repair & Operating Supplies (MRO)- The Vendor Contact Information document has been updated to reflect new contact information for Neher Electric.

505ENT-M16-CLEANGCHEMS-00 Cleaning Chemicals- Updated the Complete Price Lists.

505ENT-M16-PRINTPAPER-00 Paper: Printing Grades, 50" Roll Stock (DET), and Copy Paper (White and Colors)- LOT C paper prices have increased. If ordering from Badger State Logistics, please use the most updated LOT C Pricing (Badger State Logistics) Order Form. If ordering from Midland Paper, please use the most updated LOT C Pricing (Midland Paper) Order Form.

505ENT-M17-WIRELESSPH-XX Wireless Telephony and Broadband Plans, Equipment and Support- Exhibit D (Special Terms and Conditions) is now attached to the AT&T contract.

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