CAEC Pro (Virtual): Electronic Bidding - A P ....

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CAEC PRO (Virtual): Electronic Bidding - A Panelists Discussion

Date: September 14, 2022
Time: 10am - 12:00pm, eligible for 2 CE CAEC Pro Training hours
Cost: Free to APWA Members, $30 for non-members

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Back by popular demand! There is a high level of interest by public agencies to continue with electronic bidding options following procedures that were critical during COVID.  How is that possible once the State emergency declaration expires?  We have a panel of professionals who can tell you what has been considered at their agencies, and we’ll hear about the challenges faced in their workplace.   Where implementation has followed, there will be some insight into the steps that were taken and feedback on the results.


This webinar is intended to offer information for agencies who are considering going to electronic bidding formats including use with public works solicitations.  Although the information offered is not to be considered legal advice, you will hear about the considerations and opinions that were part of certain agencies’ review processes, and about the experiences of those who have already put this into practice.  Whether you are already looking at moving to this bidding method or you are just curious about what is involved in doing so, join us for this informative session.


            Jim Rioux

Jim works for the City of Olympia Public Works Department as an Engineering Project Manager. He has served in this capacity since 2009. In 2017, Jim was selected to lead implementation of e-Builder, a cloud base Project Information Management System (PIMS) for the Engineering line of business. Electronic bidding was seen as one of the most cost effective and beneficial features of the system.  The City rolled out electronic bidding in 2020 and now uses electronic bidding for all public works construction projects and selected solicitations for other types of service contracts. Jim continues to lead the City’s PIMS implementation efforts.

            Dustin Wittman

Dustin received his Bachelor's Degree in Communication from Lewis-Clark State College, Idaho in 2008.   He moved to the Tri-Cities in early 2010 and quickly found his niche knowing he wanted to work in the Procurement and Supply Chain industry. After 5 years in the trade he landed an opportunity with the Columbia Basin College as a Procurement & Supply Specialist.  He subsequently made the decision to obtain his CPSM, which he has now held since 2018.  In June 2019 he took a Contract Management and Capital Improvement Project Specialist position with the City of Pasco within the Public Works Department.  In this role he has been tasked with managing contracts (A&E & Professional Services), create and develop RFQ/RFP’s, and conduct bids among many other responsibilities.  He has had an active role in the launch and development of the City’s electronic bidding process.

            Cathy Robinson

Cathy has over 25 years experience in public procurement and holds a CPPO and CPPB designation.  Cathy has worked for both cities and counties in Washington State. Over her career, she has actively participated on committees for the State’s Public Owners Group and National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP). She has held leadership positions with the Washington State Chapter of NIGP and the Pacific Northwest Public Purchasing Association. Cathy has managed all types of contracts including many large capital construction, software implementations, medical and pharmacy benefit services, and supply contracts critical to the success of her public agencies. Recently Cathy was the lead in bringing a new e-bidding tool to the City of Lynnwood in response to the COVID-19 shutdown.  

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Event Date & Time:

9/14/2022  10:00 AM - 9/14/2022  12:00 PM

Venue :

WA ,

Contact Person :

Melissa Jordan
Email :
Phone : (000) 000-0000
Company : King County


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