2010 Doing IT Business with New York State and New York City Government

The New York State Forum, jointly with the New York State Office of the State Comptroller and New York State Office of General Services, is offering a day-long seminar entitled "2010 Doing IT Business with New York State and New York City Government". This event, scheduled for June 9, 2010 in Albany, New York, will feature welcoming remarks from OGS Commissioner John Egan and a valuable array of sessions targeted to information technology vendors wanting to do business with New York State and/or New York City Government. Sessions will include the basics in procurement in both the State and City, as well as specialized sessions in legal and ethical considerations in procurement and vendor responsibility. Join procurement experts from the NYS Office of General Services, the NYS Office of the State Comptroller, the NYS Department of Economic Development, the New York City Mayor's Office of Contracts and the New York City Department of Education, to learn how to effectively navigate government procurement in New York State.

 

Agenda:

8:00 - 8:30 am

MR 6     Check-in

 
8:30 - 8:45 am

MR 6     Welcome - John C. Egan, Commissioner, OGS

 
8:45 - 10:15 am

MR 6     Basic Procurement in NYS

Presenters:
Ginny Lazzaro, Assistant Director, Customer Services and Administration, OGS
Anne Samson, Purchasing Team Leader, Customer Services, OGS
Nancy Fisher, Deputy Director, Small Business Division, Empire State Development

  • Order of procurement options state agencies must follow
  • The general procurement process in NYS
  • Available resources for vendors
 
10:30 - 12:00 pm

MR 6     OGS Purchasing Opportunities

Presenters:
Ginny Lazzaro, Assistant Director, Customer Services and Administration, OGS
Anne Samson, Purchasing Team Leader, Customer Services, OGS

  • How backdrop and centralized contracts work
  • How to qualify for them
 
12:00 - 12:15 pm

MR 6     Introduction to The NYS Forum, Inc.

Presenters:
Gregory M. Benson, Executive Director, The NYS Forum, Inc.
Corinne Brennen, Government Account Manager, DiRAD Technologies, Inc.

 
12:15 - 1:15

Lunch - on your own

 
1:15 - 3:15 pm

MR 6     Basic Procurement in New York City

Presenters:
Elisa Velazquez, General Counsel, NYC Mayor's Office of Contracts
Andrea Glick, First Deputy Director, NYC Mayor's Office of Contracts
Toby Reyes, Director of Solicitation Management, NYC Department of Education

  • General procurement processes for NYC Mayoral Agencies and the Department of Education
  • Minority, Women and Small Business Opportunities
  • Vendor responsibility in NYC
 
3:30 - 4:30 pm

MR 6     Vendor Responsibility in NYS and the NYS VendRep System

Presenters:
Irene Waldorf, Contract Management Specialist, Bureau of Contracts, OSC
Diane Taylor, Assistant Director, Bureau of Contracts, OSC

  • The process for vendor responsibility determination in NYS
  • Vendor use of the VendRep System, including contract status inquiry
  • New Questionnaire for complex entries
 
3:30 - 4:30 pm

MR 2-4    Legal & Ethical Considerations in NYS Procurement

Presenters:
Anne Phillips, Associate Counsel, OGS

  • Learn about procurement lobbying, debriefings and protests in New York State procurements.
4:30 - 5:00 pm

MR 6     Closing Remarks

 
 

Time & Place:

  • Wednesday, June 9, 2010
  • 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (check-in at 8:00 am)
  • Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany, NY
  • Directions
  • Parking

Pre-registration is required. Walk-in registrations will not be accepted. Please pre-register by Monday, June 7, 2010.

This session is open at no charge to:

  • All state and local government employees
  • The NYS Forum IT Corporate Roundtable members

$150 registration fee is required for all NYS Forum ITCR non-member vendors.