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Procurement Advisory Group for the California Community Colleges

Welcome!

Members

Majd Askar, Riverside CCD

Ben Cayabyab, Contra Costa CCD

Maria Contreras-Tanori, Foothill - De Anza CCD

Mina Hernandez, West Valley - Mission CCD

Priya Jerome, South Orange CCD

Mark Logan, Cerritos CCD

Alan Moloney, Long Beach CCD

Michael Robbins, Cabrillo CCD

Paul Spear, BuildLACCD and Los Angeles CCD

Workgroups

The following workgroups are in permanence and endorse their findings to the Advisory Group.

  • Technology Infrastructure Workgroup: Supports the expansion of technology efforts locally. Includes technology officers for greater insight on need and shifts in learning technology trends.
  • Legislative and Policy Workgroup: Supports the advancement of legislation that streamlines local business processes and encourages collaborative procurement practices within the system and intersegmentally.
  • Facilities Workgroup: Supports awareness between facility-led efforts locally and opportunities for enhanced cross-collaboration between local departments and colleges.

KEY VICTORIES

Legislation

  • Assembly Bill 653 (Levine)
  • Assembly Bill 3186 (Medina)

Unified Interpretations

  • Procurement Handbook for the CCCs 2018 and 2019 editions published

Partnerships

  • CSU and UC collaboration - officially California Higher Education Collaborative (CHEC), unites California's public higher education systems to streamline business practices.
  • Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) collaboration - association of over 80 private nonprofit colleges and universities in California further leverages buying power of all higher education systems in the state.
  • CDW-G - largest technology aggregator and provider in the world, secured through AB 653.
  • Waxie - largest janitorial supplies provider in the western USA.
  • Grainger - largest provider of maintenance repair and industrial supply in the western USA.
  • Fisher Scientific - industry leading scientific equipment and supplies provider.

Professional Development

  • Annual Purchasing Conference
  • Regional Forums (Northern and Southern CA)
  • California Higher Education Collaborative (CHEC) Conference with CSU and UC
  • California Association of Public Procurement Officials (CAPPO) collaboration

Credits:

Created with images by Bill Oxford - "untitled image" • Isis França - "Old cogs used long time ago on cableways Sugarloaf Mountain." • Joel Filipe - "Infinity"