2022 Purchasing Conference

We are excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2022 Purchasing Conference at the Catamaran Resort Hotel in San Diego held April 20-22! This is the 14th annual conference dedicated to the California Community College purchasing community. This is our first in-person conference since 2019 and we look forward to seeing familiar faces and connecting with new folks. Based on recent survey results, we will be following COVID safety and health protocols for everyone’s safety.

Hosted by CollegeBuys, this three-day conference provides the opportunity for California Community College procurement professionals from across the state to network with systemwide partners, collaborate with their colleagues, and attend sessions presented by inspiring speakers and subject-matter experts.

For registration details, please contact cbcontracts@foundationccc.org.

Conference Schedule

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Registration and Lunch
  • 12:30-1:00 p.m. Introductions
  • 1:00-2:00 p.m. Keynote - Where do we go from here? Managing Change in the COVID-19 Era Rodney Taylor
  • 2:00-2:45 p.m. Legislative Update on Community College Facilities and Procurement Rebekah Cearley
  • 2:45-3:00 p.m. Collaboration Break
  • 3:00-4:00 p.m. Legal Updates and Implementation Hugh Lee
  • 4:00-4:45 p.m. Civic Center Act and Facilities Use Agreements Sherman Wong, Mina Hernandez, Carrie Everts, Tom Macias
  • 5:15-7:15 p.m. Opening Reception

Thursday, April 21, 2022

  • 7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast
  • 8:30-9:30 a.m. Punchouts Kim Simonds, BB Boynton, Nick Newkirk
  • 9:30-10:30 a.m. The Ever-Changing World of COVID: Implications to the Procurement and/or Risk Manager Priya Jerome, April Graham
  • 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Exhibit Hall
  • 11:35-12:25 p.m. The A to Z of Public Works eBidding Sherman Wong, Mina Hernandez, Arpie Zavian, Ria Diaz, Kim Carrillo, Angelic Davis
  • 12:30 - 1:45 p.m. Lunch on the Beach
  • 1:50-2:20 p.m. CollegeBuys Update Jennifer Keiper
  • 2:20-3:20 p.m. CAPPO and NIGP Update Theresa Robinson Harris, Chanda Carpenter
  • 3:30-4:15 p.m. Exhibit Hall
  • 4:15-5:00 p.m. The Procurement Number Dr. Jose Fierro
  • 5:00-7:00 p.m. Networking Mixer

Friday, April 22, 2022

  • 7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast
  • 8:30-9:30 a.m. Progressive Design-Build: Come See What It Is and How It Works for Community Colleges Sharon Suarez
  • 9:30-9:45 a.m. Group Photo
  • 9:45-11:30 a.m. Open Forum Statewide Co-Chairs

Contact Us

Jennifer Le
Program Specialist, CollegeBuys
E: jle@foundationccc.org


Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

The Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa offers a tropical elegance inspired by Polynesia. Located just steps from Mission Bay and across the street from the Pacific, the Catamaran features private balconies or patios within each guest room, as well as views of the water or tropical gardens.

3999 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109

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