Leadership Team  2018-2019
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  • The Importance of Good Specifications & SOW’s
  • November 13,2018
  • Applebee's in Kennewick
  • 5:30 p.m. no- host dinner
  • Non-members are welcome
  • Please RSVP ; rsvp@ismcb.org
The Importance of Good Specifications & SOW’s

November 13, 2018 - 5:30-7 p.m. Applebee’s Kennewick.

The development of Performance or Detailed Specifications is the heart of Contracting and can make or break any project. Rob Miles has 30 years of engineering and procurement experience on construction projects.

  1. We will discuss why it is important to have good specifications. We'll also provide feedback on how it feels to be on the receiving end of poorly written specifications, especially in terms of the specific problems this creates and opportunities missed.
  2. There are a number of simple things that Contracting Officers can do, to dramatically alleviate potential problems while leveling the playing field and establishing winning relationships with whoever the successful offeror happens to be
  3.  We will briefly cover some key distinctions between different sorts of scope descriptions and how in general they are written.
  4. We will tackle in detail the mechanics of specifications writing from a construction specification writing point of view consistent with the method used by Construction Specifications Institute and most textbooks on Construction Specification writing.
  5. Finally, we will emphasize a few basic points about estimating, payment, and organizing pricing to match scope.

People start gathering around 5:30 p.m. The Program will start at 6:00 p.m. and end at 7:00 p.m. Dinner is paid on your own - order from the menu. November 13, 2018 - 5:30-7 p.m. Applebee’s Kennewick.

No charge to attend, invite your interested colleagues to join us. RSVP@ismcb.org

ISM-CB Program:  Regional Economic Impact
  •  Wednesday, February 13, 2019
  •  Country Gentleman Public House, 9221 W Clearwater, Kennewick
  •  Buffet dinner begins at 5:30 pm
  •  Speaker Program begins at 6:00 pm
  •  $20 members 25 non-members per person (details when we get closer
  •  Questions: via email to Scott Williams
  •  RSVP by 4:00 P.M. February 7, 2019

 

CPSM exam preparation - offered by ISM Spokane

CPSM Exam Study Class Module #3 will begin on 11/7 and run through 12/5 every Wednesday night (except for 11/21) from 5:30 – 7:30/8:00 Pacific Time via GoToMeeting. Please register on our webpage https://ismspokane.org  if you are interested in taking this class

Data Management Plan?  
IMO:  Mike Taylor

Does your organization have a long term data management plan? An ever expanding web of data can be a legal liability. Data “dust bunnies” hide in smart phones, old USB drives, archived backups, PCs, laptops, email servers, cloud storage, etc. Unedited versions, drafts and forgotten copies will make responding to a legal discovery order very expensive and perhaps impossible.

One organization seeking to improve data management practices is the Information Governance Initiative. https://iginitiative.com/ . Not surprisingly in their 2018 report, “defensible deletion” and “data consolidation” are high on the priority list..

“defensible deletion” (page 21)  rising in importance.  I think it’s a good move. Accommodating legal hold requests has to be getting much more complicated, and it seems like the best Strategy might be to reduce the size of the potential target. That is make sure policies support data deletion in a timely manner before it can become a liability.

By liability – I don’t mean the content is incriminating…. I refer to liability of being able to adequately respond to a legal hold. That is, with data scattered everywhere – I think it extremely difficult to prove to the court that all the data requested in a discovery order has been located and protected. More likely that after the hold order is issued, some relevant data will be lost, or deleted (accidentally or on purpose ). Keep in mind that in high profile legal actions people are often convicted of “obstruction” by lying or shredding incriminating documents & data.

Not surprising Data Consolidation also remains high on the priority list. I think this speaks to the increasing complexity of the information soup in an organization. Data storage and movement have become so ubiquitous that bits and pieces of documents, early revisions, edited summaries, management dashboards, emailed copies, etc. are stored everywhere by just about everyone. Just trying to find the latest version of a report is hard – let alone trying to make sure all the old or uncorrected versions are located and deleted.

Learned a new term: RACI matrix (page 37)

Chart on page 57 is an interesting way to look at the various technologies included in the IG big picture.

 I think it’s worth reviewing the report and starting a conversation with your legal and data management resources

More of my opinions and articles on my web site at www.mltweb.com  and handouts from other programs at http://www.mltweb.com/handouts/index.htm

 
2019 Pacific Northwest Purchasing Conference

SAVE THE DATES!    October 21-23, 2019
ISM-Spokane is proud to host the 2019 Pacific Northwest Purchasing Conference in Spokane, WA. 
More details here

 
Supply Chain Managers Panel Discussion and Q&A

Many thanks to our panel for sharing their experience and observations!



 

 

2018-2019 ISM-CB Board of Directors

Participating in a leadership role on the board is not only a great way to expand your knowledge of the operations of our local association, but also to further network with purchasing professionals in our area. The idea of an additional commitment can be a little scary with our busy lives and schedules, but in reality, most of the time, the commitment is limited to a single meeting for an hour and half each month outside of the regular dinner meeting.

If you have a desire to participate, but can’t commit to a regular time schedule, please let us know and we can accommodate you and help you build on your career goals and objectives.

Please contact any member of our leadership team to discuss how you can get involved.

Leadership team: http://www.ismcb.org/about/2018-19_ismcbbod.pdf

 
 
NCMA Seminar: Pricing & Negotiating Commercial Item Contracts

Topic Summary:  Pricing & Negotiating Commercial Item Contracts, an accelerated, comprehensive one-day course will provide hands-on experience in how commercial item contracts are priced and negotiated. Participants will work in buyer and seller teams (either government-to-industry or business-to-business perspectives) to perform the following tasks:

Speaker  John Robinson is the Director of Supply Chain Management at CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company. His organization of highly skilled professionals manage in excess of $150M in annual procurement volume that includes areas of procurement planning, material management, purchasing card program, and contracts and purchase orders. Mr. Robinson is responsible for integrating the supply chain to meet user needs and provide value to the CHPRC project and government client. His organization ensures that every good or service acquired meets applicable technical, quality, and process standards.

WHEN November 08, 2018  7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Each attendee will earn 7 continuing education hours by attending this full-day seminar.

Registration form and more information: https://ncmacolumbiabasin.com/meetinginfo.php?id=40

Registration Fees
Advance (By 10/25/2018)
Member Price: $185
Non-Member Price: $285
New Member Price: $335 ($150 membership payable to NCMA/NES registration-separate payments only)

Regular (After 10/25/2018)
Member Price: $200
Non-Member Price: $300
New Member Price: $350 ($150 membership payable to NCMA/NES registration-separate payments only)

ISM-CB Education Exchange - building a professional network.
Share educational opportunities and the benefits of an expanded professional network with your colleagues. Many professional organizations offer valuable educational opportunities. Most welcome non-members to participate.

American Society for Quality :  www.asq614.org/

Procurement Technical Assistance Center.
Washington PTAC - February Government Contracting Opportunities, News, & Events
Ashley Coronado  PTAC Government Contracting Assistance Specialist
Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce, Kennewick
www.tricityregionalchamber.com

The Institute For Internal Auditors, Mid-Columbia Chapter
https://chapters.theiia.org/mid-columbia/Pages/default.aspx

National Contract Management Association (NCMA)
 NCMA web site: http://ncmacolumbiabasin.com/index.html

NCMA Newsletters: https://ncmacolumbiabasin.com/Documents

Institute For Management Accountants
 IMA web site: http://ima.labworks.org/

ISM-Spokane https://ismspokane.org/

ISM - Western Washington https://www.ismww.org/

ISM- Portland-Vancouver: http://ismpv.com/

ISM-CB professional network exchange is our way of encouraging communication and discussion among our members. Sharing information, expertise and experience are just some of the many benefits of membership. Networking with other members is a great way to build a professional support team.

ISM-CB Education Opportunity Calendar 2018-2019
BOD Planning calendar - send program suggestions to President@ismcb.org

August, 21 2018 ISM-CB Business & BOD Planning Meeting
All members invited & welcome

Location: Round Table Pizza, Richland , contact: Kyle Root
Sept. 11, 2018 Networking Meeting
location: Applebee's, Kennewick. ISM-CB Champion: Kyle Root
Sept. 18, 2018 ISM-CB Business & BOD Planning Meeting
All members invited & welcome

Location: Round Table Pizza, Richland , contact: Kyle Root
Oct. 9, 2018 Management Panel
Location: Applebee's, Kennewick, ISM-CB Champion:   TBD Kyle Root
Oct. 16, 2018 ISM-CB Business & BOD Planning Meeting
All members invited & welcome

Location: Round Table Pizza, Richland , contact: Kyle Root
Nov. 13, 2018 Program: Statements of Work,  Rob Miles
Location: TBD, ISM-CB Champion:  Brian Hersch
Nov. 20, 2018 ISM-CB Business & BOD Planning Meeting
All members invited & welcome

Location: Round Table Pizza, Richland , contact: Kyle Root
Dec. 11, 2018 Board Meeting -
program skipped to avoid holiday conflicts
Dec. 18, 2018 ISM-CB Business & BOD Planning Meeting
All members invited & welcome

Location: Round Table Pizza, Richland , contact: Kyle Root
January 11,  2019 After Holiday Social
Location: TBD, ISM-CB Champion:  Cory Miller
Jan 15, 2019 ISM-CB Business & BOD Planning Meeting
All members invited & welcome

Location:  TBD,    contact: Kyle Root
Wed. Feb. 13, 2019 Regional Economic Impact
Location: Country Gentleman, ISM-CB Champion:  Scott Williams
Feb. 19, 2019 ISM-CB Business & BOD Planning Meeting
All members invited & welcome

Location:  TBD,    contact: Kyle Root
March 12, 2019 Risk Management (hedging & derivatives as cost control tools)
location: TBD, ISM-CB Champion:  Brian Hersch
March 19, 2019 ISM-CB Business & BOD Planning Meeting
All members invited & welcome

Location:  TBD,    contact: Kyle Root
April 2019 Plant Tour - TBD
Location: TBD, ISM-CB Champion:  TBD
April 16, 2019 ISM-CB Business & BOD Planning Meeting
All members invited & welcome

Location:  TBD,    contact: Kyle Root
May 2019 Seminar - TBD
ISM-CB Champion:  Brian Hersch
May 21, 2019 ISM-CB Business & BOD Planning Meeting
All members invited & welcome

Location:  TBD,    contact: Kyle Root
Oct. 21-23 Pacific Northwest Purchasing Conference
Northern Quest, Spokane
Host Association: ISM Spokane
   
Who Are we?

Contact ISM-CB:  ISM-CB President / ISM-CB Membership Director/ISM-CB Information  / Web Site

ISM-Columbia Basin is the regional affiliate of the Institute for Supply Management a not-for-profit educational organization of over 40,000 Purchasing Agents, Buyers and Supply Chain Professionals. www.ism.ws  Local membership represents companies from Moses Lake to Walla Walla including food processing, government contractors, educational institutions, utilities and manufacturing. New members and business professionals are always welcome at ISM-CB events. Visit the ISM-CB web site at: www.ismcb.org

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