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NYS IT Procurement Day

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
NYS Nurses Association, 11 Cornell Road, Latham, NY
The NYS Forum, Inc. and the NYS CIO Council are pleased to announce that Das Velez, Executive Director of the Division of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development, will provide an update on the impact of the M/WBE legislation recently passed. Geared to both vendor and agency procurement staff, this all-day session will focus on procurement laws; guidelines and basic components of a typical RFP for IT services; best practices for developing and structuring the RFP and the evaluation instrument; and how to avoid common pitfalls in developing and responding to RFPs. 
Purchasing in New York State 101
Requests for Proposals- James Iwaneczko, Contract Management Specialist, Office of the State Comptroller
Minority/Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Task Force Overview
William Thompson, Chair of the M/WBE Enterprise Team (Invited)
Minority/Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Regulations and Requirements Update - Das Valez, Executive Director, Empire State Development, Division of Minority and Women Business Development
NYS Procurement Lobbying Law- Lisa K. Fox,Associate Attorney, Legal Services, Office of General Services


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