Preparing for Recovery: Efficient Tools for Repairing and Strengthening Facilities | September 24, 2020 at 2 PM ET
Date: Thursday, September 24, 2020.
Time: 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time.
Disasters and crises never wait until it’s convenient or we’re fully prepared to strike. They occur unexpectedly, bringing havoc that everyday operations aren’t built to handle and surprise infrastructure damages that aren’t convenient for any budget. So when an unexpected situation does arise, having a pre-determined plan for alternative procurement is necessary to ensure a speedy recovery.
Traditional construction procurement methods tend to move slowly, especially when supply chains and labor pools are bottlenecked in the wake of a flood, tornado, fire or outbreak. A best practice is to proactively plan for catastrophe situations by already having an alternative procurement program in place. Doing so will help you get your facilities repaired, renovated and back up and running quickly with immediate access to local, quality contractors.
- Learn the advantages of a prepared alternative procurement program, including expedited access to contractor services.
- Understand when and how to leverage Federal and alternate funding sources, such as CARES Act or FEMA funding, in times of crisis.
- Discover how cooperative purchasing groups can give facility owners greater access to alternative procurement programs.
- Hear real-world examples of how facility owners are leveraging Job Order Contracting, an alternative construction procurement method, in infrastructure recovery efforts.
Senior Procurement Analyst
City of Tampa, FL
Senior Director, Government Affairs
Bill Wolpin – Moderator
Associate Publisher & Editorial Director
American City & County