A results-oriented program to help your agency stay compliant with FTA Procurement policies.

 

NOTE: July and August FTA Procurement classes are filled. Registration for November and December classes are now open.

Level 1

Introductory to FTA Government Procurement

Presented in Partnership with Caltrans Division of Mass Transportation.

Thursday, November 3, 2022 | 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. PST

Full-Day Workshop — Topics Include

  • Government Procurement
  • Contracts 101
  • Fiduciary Responsibilities in Purchasing
  • Acquisitions Overview
  • Procurement Methods

Online Training

You must complete 2.5 hours of self-paced prep work and attend the 3-hour online live session in order to get your credit for the course. 

Course Fee: $325

A full CalTrans scholarship is available for eligible participants. 

To apply, please fill out the Scholarship Application.

Course Overview

In this course participants will be provided an introduction to the government procurement function from the development of a need to the acquisition of goods and services. The course will also cover the fundamental things to know about the procurement process for public agencies. This course will cover the basics of contracts, the impact of guiding regulations, the essential elements of a procurement policy and the concepts of fair and reasonable determinations. 

Who Should Attend

Inventory Personnel, Maintenance Managers, Project Managers, Grants Administrators, Board Members, Finance Managers, Procurement Officers, Contract Administrators, Planning Managers, Chief Administration Officers, Chief Operations Officers, Safety and Security Personnel, and anyone else working with federal funds.

Learning Outcome

On completion of the course, attendees should have acquired knowledge of government procurement practices.

Introductory to FTA Government Procurement
Register to Attend Level 1

Register to attend the Introductory to FTA Government Procurement Class (Level 1) by filling out the scholarship application.

Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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Level 2

Procurement for Procurement Professional

Thursday, December 8, 2022 | 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. PST

Full-Day Workshop — Topics Include

  • Source Selection
  • Government Procurement
  • RFP and RFP Best Practices
  • Cost and Price Analysis
  • Acquisition Methods

Online Training

You must complete 2.5 hours of self-paced prep work and attend the 3-hour online live session in order to get your credit for the course. 

Course Fee: $375

Course Overview

In this course, participants will be provided an in-depth understanding of the FTA procurement process. This course will cover areas such as Conflicts of Interest, DBE Programs, Public Works Procurement, Statements of Work Development, Buy America, Price and Cost analysis, RFP and IFB Best Practices, Architect and Engineering Procurements, and Procurement file Documentation as well as Federal Flow Down Provisions.

Who Should Attend

Project Managers, Grants, Administrators, Board Members, Finance Managers, Procurement Officers, Contract Administrators, Chief Administration Officers, Chief Operations Officers, Safety and Security Personnel, and anyone else working directly with the expenditure of federal funds.

Learning Outcome

On completion of the course, attendees should have acquired detailed knowledge of government procurement provisions.

Procurement for Procurement Professionals
Register to Attend Level 2

Register to attend the Introductory to Procurement for Procurement Professionals (Level 2)

Thursday, December 8, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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Rudy LeFlore
Level 1 & 2 Course Instructor
Rudy Le Flore

Rudy Le Flore has 30 years of experience in government contracts including work as a Buyer, Contracts Administrator, Senior Manager, Contracts Director, Assistant General Manager, and Consultant. Since his consulting career started in 2003, he has drafted or modified procurement policies for the City of Tracy, San Joaquin Regional Transit District, Port of Los Angeles, City of Stockton, Access Services, and SunLine Transit Agency. In addition, he has managed multi-million-dollar construction projects, bus procurements, and procurements of transit operations, legal services, ERP Systems, fuel cell buses, battery-electric buses, and franchise taxi services. He has been named as an expert witness in litigation involving public transportation procurement matters.

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Host Agency

We are always looking for agencies interested in hosting the program. Registration fees will be waived for all participants from the hosting agencies. Please email or call us if your agency might be interested in hosting. Thank you.

Phone: 209.946.2956

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Our staff is dedicated to helping you with all of your questions or concerns.

Westgate Center Programs

Eberhardt School of Business
Weber Hall 212
3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA  95211
Email: Westgate Center

Peter Johnson, Director
Phone: 209.946.3912

EJ Kim, Program Coordinator
Phone: 209.946.2956