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Procurement Series Part 1: Materials, Supplies, and Equipment

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
10 AM - 11 AM
Cost: $35 - Scholarships Available (see below)
Credits: APWA-CAEC



Registration closes Tuesday, February 8 at 5 PM. This webinar will be recorded, and all preregistered attendees will receive a link to view the recording.

Webinar Overview

This is the first of three webinars as a part of our Procurement training series. In this webinar, we will review the practices that are followed for acquiring materials, supplies and equipment (not related to public works projects). This session will also include:

  • The process for telecommunications and electronic data processing, instead of traditional competitive bidding.
  • Using another agency's contract for purchases, a process known as “piggybacking.”

Educational Objectives

The information presented in this webinar will help to inform attendees on agency thresholds, process guidelines, restrictions, or limits for certain acquisitions, as well as where flexibility may be available.

Who Should Attend?

Contracting and purchasing staff, and also other personnel who need to be aware of the activities required in acquiring materials, supplies and equipment (not related to public works projects).


  • Josh Klika, MRSC Procurement and Contracting Consultant. 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.


This training is eligible for:

  • 1.0-hour credit APWA-CAEC Certification

Training Scholarships

  • The Washington Counties Risk Pool (WCRP) will provide one (1) training scholarship per member-county for this webinar. Those wishing to take advantage of the offer are asked to contact your county risk manager to request the registration code before you register. To learn if you are a WCRP member or if you have questions about scholarship opportunities, please contact
  • Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) Members: This MRSC webinar qualifies for reimbursement under WCIA’s Training Reimbursement Program and is eligible for reimbursement upon program completion. Program can be applied under the entity’s annual 1 percent training reimbursement allotment. Requestors must confer with their entity’s assigned WCIA Delegate and/or Alternate for reimbursement authorization. Requests must be submitted through the WCIA Origami Member Portal by the designated Origami user. For questions about reimbursement or to determine your WCIA Delegate, Alternate or Origami user, contact WCIA Member Services at
  • Read about other scholarship opportunities.

Payment Policy: Payment for this webinar is completed online by credit card only. If you need to be billed, there will be a $5.00 administrative fee added to your registration fee. Please contact if you need to request an invoice for this webinar.

Refund Policy: Refunds of the webinar fee will be provided in full if registration is canceled before Tuesday, February 8 at 11:59 PM. After that, refunds will be provided minus a $5.00 administrative fee up until the start of the webinar. Please contact if you need to request a refund on the morning of the webinar.

If you are registered for the webinar and unable to attend, you will still be able to view the recorded webinar afterwards. However, if you cancel your registration, you will not receive a link to the recording.