Timeline/Summer Session 2020:

A Public  Purchasing Seminar
September 23, 24 25, 2020
Designed for Public Purchasing Professionals with special emphasis on the latest developments that are essential in public purchasing.

Offering Virtual  and  In-Person  Classes

Hilton Garden Inn
7010 Padre Blvd.
South Padre Island, Texas 78597
Phone: 956-761-8700

For Hilton Garden Inn reservations call local phone number (956) 761-8700, please avoid connecting to the Hilton central reservations line, rather reach the hotel operator or the front desk by pressing 0 when prompted and provide the group code  ISM-RGV.  All instructional sessions will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Beach Resort, South Padre Island, Texas.

  • Persons planning to attend should make guest room reservations with the Hilton Garden Inn Beach Resort.
  • The Hilton Garden Inn has set aside a block of rooms at $96.00 for seminar participants.
  • Their phone number is 956-761-8700; please give them our Group No. ISM-RGV.
  • Please note this is the main host hotel.

Other host hotels, available are:

The Courtyard by Marriott

  • Phone 956-433-0590
  • Group Code: ISMRGV-Timeline
  • Room Rate: $96.00 per room
  • Please note: Marriott is situated within walking distance to the Hilton Garden Inn.

La Quinta Beach Front Resort

  • Phone 956-772-7000
  • Group Code: ISM-RGV
  • Room Rate: $96.00 per room
  • Breakfast Buffet Included in room rate
  • Please note: La Quinta is situated adjacent to the Hilton Garden Inn—it is next door just a few feet from each other.

The Inn at South Padre (formerly Howard Johnson)

  • Phone 956-761-5658
  • Group Code: ISM-RGV
  • Room Rate: $70.00 per room
  • Includes Hot Breakfast


For Seminar Classes and Speakers
:
Class Schedule
List of Speakers

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS SEMINAR AND WHY……….

This seminar is intended to highlight the latest developments that are essential in the purchasing management of public purchasing. It is critical that public purchasing officials be abreast of the current popular purchasing methods, the new rules and regulations, and the methods of evaluations to handle the modern taxpayer’s attitudes, particularly in mass media articles.

This seminar is designed for purchasing agents, purchasing clerks, buyers, warehouse supervisors, directors of purchasing, business managers, accountants, food service directors and assistant superintendents for business. This program is applicable to all areas of the public sector, including school districts, junior colleges, colleges, cities, counties, non-profit corporations, and other agencies with public purchasing needs.

The seminar is offering general sessions and special sessions where participants will have the option of selecting the classes of their choice. The seminar will be two days, Thursday September 24 and Friday September 25. In-person check-in will be Wednesday September 23.

CERTIFICATION | Continuing Education Credit Hours

  1. Participants who successfully complete this program will receive sixteen (16) hours of continuing education.  They may be applied toward the ISM C.P.S.M and/or A.P.P program requirements.  ISM’s consent to provide a program number for this educational event is not an endorsement of this program or its content by ISM.
  2. Texas State Board of Accountancy (CPA’s): Participants will earn 16 continuous professional education (CPE) hours, certified.
  3. Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO)– Certified TASBO member may qualify for continuous education credit for hours attended.
  4. This seminar Continuing Education hours may also be applied to CPPB Certification Program and NIGP Certification Program.

REGISTRATION– September 23rd- 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
September 24th 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Program Schedule
September 25th 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Program Schedule

Click Here: Download PDF Registration Packet

 

TUITION AND FEES (A 16-hour course)
$300.00 Per Person for Virtual/Distance Learning Registration
$325.00 Per Person for In-Person Registration

LOCATION & TRANSPORTATION

Airline service is available to the Rio Grande Valley/South Padre Island International Airport in Brownsville (Continental Airlines and American Airlines) and the RGV International Airport in Harlingen, Texas (Southwest Airlines and other various airlines).

Ground Transportation from the two airports to and from South Padre Island is available to all seminar participants.

a. Valley Metro provides transportation from the Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport to South Padre Island for the fare of $1.00 (one dollar) per one-way trip.  Please call 1-800-574-8322 for more information.
b. Valley Transit Company can provide transportation from the Harlingen International Airport. Please call them for rates at their toll free number 1-866-934-6882.  Lower rates are available for a group of two people or more.
c.
Also available is the South Padre Shuttle that provides service between Harlingen and South Padre Island. Please call for rates at 1-877-774-0050.

SPOUSES PROGRAM
For those who wait while their partners are in session, Hilton Garden Inn Beach
Resort may assist you with local sight/shopping tours.

 

Interested in becoming a Sponsor?  Click Here

  • Future Dates

  • Summer Session 2021
    • June 23, 24, 25, 2021
  • Timeline 2022
    • September 22, 23, 24, 2021
  • Summer Session 2022
    • June 22, 23, 24, 2022
  • Timeline 2023
    • September 28, 29, 30, 2022

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION YOU MAY CONTACT:

Adrian Garcia Ph.  (956) 266-2606
E-Mail: office@ismrgv.org

Melonie Perry Ph. 1-512-483-7127
E-mail: melonie.perry@tasb.org