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Purchasing and Contracting Essentials, Sedro-Woolley - July 24

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Sedro Woolley Community Center – address & directions below

Credits Available: 5.0 APWA/CAEC – see below



Read about scholarship opportunities. Registration deadline: Monday, July 22. Cancellation policy: Refund minus a $15 administrative charge up to July 23. No refunds for same-day cancellations or no-shows.

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, 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, 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 in the morning; lunch not included. We will take periodic breaks as needed.

9 AM—11 AM Purchasing and Contracting Essentials
11 AM—12 PM Department of Revenue
12 PM—1 PM LUNCH (on your own)
1 PM—3:30 PM Prevailing Wages and more from L&I (continued)

Breaks will be taken as needed

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, Audit Division, WA Department of Revenue
  • Laura Herman, Washington State Dept. of Labor & Industries, Prevailing Wage Program
  • Judy Isaac, MRSC, Procurement and Public Works Contracting Consultant


  • 5 hours credit APWA-CAEC Certification

Location & Directions

Sedro Woolley Community Center
703 Pacific Street
Sedro Woolley, WA  98284


Parking for use of the Community Center shall be confined to the parking lot immediately east of the Community Center building and to lawful parking on public streets. No parking permitted in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church lot north of the Community Center without prior written approval of said church. VEHICLES MAY BE TOWED.