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Meaningful Engagement Strategies for Local Government Procurement

Thursday, September 29, 2022
11 AM - 12 PM
Cost: FREE



Registration closes on Wednesday, September 28 at 5 PM.
This webinar will also be recorded and all registrants will receive a link to view this recording.

Webinar Overview

Many potential business contractors and consultants consider the idea of bidding on contracts for local government mysterious, complicated, and overwhelming. To better understand the marketplace, local government agencies need to establish an engagement strategy for communicating opportunities and seeking feedback. For this important topic, we’ve pulled together a panel of professionals to discuss and answer your questions about creating an engagement strategy for your agency.

Educational Objectives

This virtual roundtable discussion will be focused on procurement engagement. Panelists will discuss lessons learned, resources, and strategies to effectively engage your bidding community. Registrants are invited to submit questions in advance.

Who Should Attend?

Local government procurement professionals responsible for managing your bid process for goods or services, and public works projects.


  • Lisa Lagerstrom, Outreach & Training Coordinator, Washington PTAC, Thurston Economic Development Council. Lisa joined Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) in June 2018 as a Counselor. Lisa has counseled hundreds of small businesses on a range of government contracting topics over the past 4 years. She has witnessed how important market research is when you are starting with government contracting. She believes if you are able to communicate your value and deliver something different from the competition you have started to build a strong marketing strategy. She has created several interactive training series dedicated to marketing your value and creating impact. These workshops include; Capabilities Statements – Writing for impact, Extraordinary Elevator Pitches and Networking Know How. Lisa has also created interactive training dedicated to going after opportunities. These workshops include; Dissecting an RFQ, Teaming Concepts and Strategies and Writing Successful Proposals. Lisa has a track record of gathering the best resources to support learning over her past 25 years ranging from product knowledge training curriculum, instructional guides, train the trainer programs as well as policy and procedures for a number of corporations. She thrives in creating interactive training and providing tools to enrich learning.
  • Aleanna Kondelis, Senior Consultant, Public Procurement and Construction Delivery, Hill International, Inc. Aleanna started consulting as an owner advisor in 2021 after 15 years as a contracting and procurement officer for 2 large agencies here in the State of Washington.  Aleanna specializes in public works and alternative contracting methods.  Prior to her years in public service, Aleanna was a construction project manager and development specialist.  With over 20 years in construction and various roles and responsibilities, Aleanna continues to serve her community by volunteering on several boards and education organizations related to public works procurement.  Aleanna holds a master’s degree in public administration from Seattle University as well as several professional accreditations. 
  • Josh Klika, Procurement & Contracting Consultant, MRSC (facilitator). Josh joined MRSC in October 2021 as a Procurement and Contracting Consultant. Josh has a broad public procurement background with over 20 years in state and local governments. In addition to holding roles in procurement at multiple agencies at the State of Washington, most recently Josh worked as Contracts and Procurement Program Manager for the City of Olympia. He has also served as a recurring panelist, facilitator, and presenter on numerous topics relating to procurement and contracting for various professional organizations.