The Department of the Interior Strategic Acquisition Form will be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2010.  This mandatory training session for all acquisition professionals will be broadcast nationwide via WebEx.  Interactive sessions will include training on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), Acquisition Improvement Strategy, Negotiation Techniques, and other pertinent topics.  This training session is important to DOI’s focus on improving transparency and efficiency, and will provide essential tools to equip our workforce as we move forward. 

Provided below are the WebEx instructions and other materials:

  1. Instructions for WebEx Installation – Please Install Prior to February 17

  2. DOI Strategic Acquisition Forum General Information

  3. Welcome Page

  4. Agenda

  5. Remarks by Pam Haze, Deputy Assistant Secretary - Budget, Finance, Performance and Acquisition - Pam Haze Photo (JPG)

  6. Presentation: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
    - Mary Pletcher, Deputy Recovery Act Coordinator

  7. Presentation: Small Business     Mark Oliver Photo (JPG)
    - Mark Oliver, Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization

  8. Presentation: Interest Based Negotiations
    - Armenda Daye, Procurement Analyst, Office of Acquisition and Property Management

  9. Remarks by Daniel Gordon, Director, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget - Daniel Gordon Photo (JPG)

  10. Presentation: Department of the Interior Acquisition Improvement Plan
    - Debra E. Sonderman, Director, Office of Acquisition and Property Management and Senior Procurement Executive
    Debra Sonderman's Welcome      Debra Sonderman Photo (JPG)

  11. Presentation: Strategic Sourcing      Pia Scott Photo
    - Pia Scott, Program Manager, Office of Acquisition and Property Management

  12. Questions & Answers from WebEx