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How to Expand Your Government

Clientele and Win Contracts

Fairfax, VA 

Wednesday August 26, 2015






Welcome. CAPA is the premier organization for public procurement professionals in and around the heart of Virginia. Here, our procurement experts collaborate, learn, teach and share ideas in all areas of government purchasing to help maximize the taxpayers dollars and sustain the Commonwealth's financial stability.

Our members represent professionals in procurement, accounting and other procurement-related careers in state and local government, higher education, public schools, localities and other public bodies across the Commonwealth of Virginia. CAPA is a non-profit, non-partisan chapter of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP).

We would like to have you join our colleagues and enjoy the benefits of being a CAPA member.   

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Virginia Asian Chamber of
Commerce Northern Virginia
Office & Partners Proudly Present:

How to Expand your
Government Clientele
and (Actually) Win Contracts

A Statewide Procurement 
Academy Series
Wednesday August 26 2015 
10 am to 12 pm
Three Flint Hills Building, Fairfax, Virginia

Mr. David Liu, Director
CDL Global Consulting Services, LLC



2015 VAGP 
Fall Symposium
Golf Tournament
(to support Camp Holiday Trails)
Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing
Boars Head Inn
Charlottesville, VA 22903
September 28-29 & 30, 2015

ProcureCon NOVA 2015


Procurement Expo
Match Making & Trade Show

Thursday October 1, 2015
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

The Three Flint Hill Professional Building
3201 Jermantown Rd Fairfax, VA 22030

Click Here to Register or For More Information


 2015 Region II Conference
Metropolitan Washington Chapter of NIGP
Holiday Inn Capitol 
Washington, D.C. 20024
November 4th - 6th, 2015
Click Here for more Information

2015 DGS Forum


The Virginia Beach Convention Center
1000 19th Street  Virginia Beach, VA 23451

November 16-18, 2015  

Click Here to Register or For More Information






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 Business Meeting Presentations



Are Available to CAPA Members



2015 CAPA Fall Conference and Vendor Expo Sponsored By:

6.0 Educational Hours


             Sponsorship Information: 

      Book A Hotel Room At A Special Rate,

On An Exclusive Basis To All Conference Attendees

 Proudly Sponsored By     

   Vendor Registration * Agency Registration  * Sponsorship Information  

   This Year's RTS Will Be Followed By  

A Golf Tournament to Benefit Camp Holiday Trails

2015 Fall Symposium Golf Tournament 





 The 2015 General Assembly Made Some Changes to the:

Virginia Public Procurement Act (VPPA), Effective July 1, 2015

Changes July 1, 2015

Entire VPPA July 1, 2015

and the 

APSPM, Effective July 6, 2015 

PIM# 98-033 Revisions to APSPM

Entire APSPM July 6, 2015  




The Difference Between A Cooperative and Joint Procurement

Cooperative Procurement: A procurement by a public body with one or more other public bodies, for the purpose of combining requirements for the purchase of like goods and/or services in order to increase efficiency and/or reduce administrative expenses. Usually one public body is lead and other public bodies can purchase from the contract.Appendix A. 

Joint Procurement: A procurement by a public body with one or more other public bodies, for the purpose of combining requirements for the purchase of like goods and/or services in order to increase efficiency and/or reduce administrative expenses. All authorized parties are involved in the procurement process and only those parties can participate jointly in purchasing from the contract. No other public bodies can purchase from the contracts as joint purchasers. Appendix A.

Public Body: In the context of this manual, any state-funded agency that is required to follow the provisions of the Code of Virginia and the Virginia Public Procurement Act (VPPA) unless exempted, in the course of their procurement activities. Appendix A.    



GSA, State and Local Government Customers 


By using the purchasing power of the federal government, GSA can help cities and towns meet their mission while reducing costs and maximizing efficiency. Multiple authorized programs allow state and local governments to use GSA Schedules for select goods and services. 

Check out the links below for more information on conditions for the use of these programs, the Schedules included (when limited to select Schedules), and ordering procedures. GSA eLibrary designates vendors who are participating in the state and local Disaster and Cooperative Purchasing programs with an icon next to their names, as shown.

Cooperative Purchasing:  A variety of Information Technology products and services, as well as security and law enforcement products and services, are available through Schedule 70 and Schedule 84.

Disaster Purchasing Items can be purchased directly from Schedule contractors to aid in recovery from Presidentially-declared major disasters or acts of terrorism.

Public Health Emergencies (PHEs): Goods and services can be purchased from all Schedules, using federal grants, in direct response to HHS declared public health emergencies.

1122 Program: Equipment in support of counterdrug, homeland security and emergency response activities is available through select GSA Schedules and Special Item Numbers (SINs), as well as vehicles from Autochoice. 

Say Hello To GSA's Seven Acquisition Programs for State & Local Government 

Say Hello to GSA's Seven Aquisition Programs for State and Local Government
















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