Government regulation and compliance with government spend rules continue to pose challenges for education procurement. Faced with the challenge of doing more with less, in an environment that requires greater flexibility and innovation, procurement leaders have prioritized operations – especially around driving cost savings and compliance – and they’re seeking tools and insights to help them do so.
Hear from Rick, Director of Procurement Services at Spring Branch Independent School District, on the strategies used to respond to unexpected budget changes while finding efficiencies to support students, staff, and faculty.
The webinar will cover:
- Process used by Spring Branch to identify a savings opportunity in procurement
- Strategies implemented by Spring Branch to stay compliant with internal policies and regulations, and clearing multiple audits with no issues
- How Spring Branch has tracked hard and soft cost savings across the school district
Rick is an award-winning Procurement Sherpa with extensive leadership, staff and management experience in the US Military, State and Local Government, Academia, Corporate Business, and Public Education. He over 25 years of experience as a school business official and is a published author and conference speaker. His wife of 43 years is a classroom teacher who has taught all K-5 elementary grade levels for 33 years. Recent procurement awards include the 2020 National Procurement Institute Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award, 2021 Texas Association of School Business Officials Award of Merit in Procurement Operations, and 2020-2023 NIGP Accredited Quality Public Procurement Department (QPPD).