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Workshop: Purchasing & Contracting Essentials – Spokane

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
9 AM - 3:30 PM
Spokane Community College (map & directions below)

Cost: $125/person
Credits: CAEC certificate credits – see below



Registration deadline: October 28 at 12 PM. Cancellation policy: All cancellations through October 28 are subject to a $15 administrative fee; no refunds for same-day cancellations or no-shows.

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Workshop Overview

This full-day program will provide an overview of the requirements necessary in performing procurement and public works contracting responsibilities. It will include statutory references and practical tips to meet these obligations. There will be first-hand advice on conditions and situations that impact prevailing wages and contractor law from Labor and Industries; and insight from the Department of Revenue on related tax issues and their role in the public works process.

Educational Objectives

This training will provide resources for identifying your agency requirements in purchasing and contracting, as well as tips and information that will help your procedures remain compliant. You’ll receive information on prevailing wage requirements and retainage release, plus a description of common pitfalls and how to avoid them.  In addition, you’ll get an understanding of tax issues and the role of the Department of Revenue.

Workshop Agenda

Beverages and light refreshments provided; lunch not included.

9 AM - 12 PM Prevailing wages and more from L&I
12 PM - 1 PM Lunch - on your own
1 PM - 3:30 PM Purchasing and contracting essentials and Department of Revenue

Who Should Attend?

  • Local government purchasing and contracting staff (new and seasoned), public works employees, finance personnel, managers, clerks, and administrative staff seeking to learn more about the procedures and practices required in making purchases and issuing or managing contracts.


  • Kim Deyo, Public Works Supervisor, Department of Revenue Audit Division
  • Laura Herman, Department of Labor & Industries, Prevailing Wage Program
  • Judy Isaac, MRSC Procurement and Public Works Contracting Consultant


  • 5 hours credit for APWA-CAEC certification

Location, Directions, and Parking

Spokane Community College
Lair Student Center
1810 N Greene Street
Spokane, WA 99217

Paid parking is required on campus; cost is $3/day per vehicle. Parking can be pre-arranged online at the link below, or parking can be paid at the kiosks onsite. Since there is construction taking place, it is suggested you arrive early enough to locate parking and arrive on time.

Note: Day parking permit permissions allow visitors to park in any student or employee parking spot on campus. PARKING PERMIT PERMISSIONS ARE NOT VALID AT METERED SPOTS.