Summer Session 2024:

A Public  Purchasing Seminar
June 26, 27, 28, 2024

Designed for Public Purchasing Professionals with special emphasis on the latest developments that are essential in public purchasing.

Hilton Garden Inn Beach Resort
7010 Padre Blvd
South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone: 956-761-8700

For reservations use the following link: Summer Session 2024 Reservation Link.  All instructional sessions will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, South Padre Island.

  • Persons planning to attend should make guest room reservations with the Hilton Garden Inn
  • The Hilton Garden Inn has set aside a block of rooms at $225.00 for seminar participants.
  • Please note this is the main host hotel.

Other Host Hotels:

Sand Rose Beach Front Resort
Phone 1-956-772-7000
Group Code: Summer Session
Room Rate: $200.00 per room (includes continental breakfast) Please note: Sand Rose was formerly La Quinta Inn and is situated adjacent to the Hilton Garden Inn.
For reservations: Call hotel directly and provide  GROUP CODE: Summer Session

For Seminar Classes and Speakers:
Class Schedule

List of Speakers


This seminar will have class topics that emphasize cost savings to government entities. It is designed for persons having administrative responsibilities in the area of purchasing, especially applicable to all areas of the public sector including counties, municipalities, council of governments, state agencies, governmental funded non-profit organizations, and other special governmental districts.

This seminar is intended to highlight the latest developments that are essential in the purchasing management of our government institutions; be abreast of the current popular purchasing methods, the new rules and regulations, and the methods of evaluation to handle the modern taxpayer’s attitudes, particularly in periods of economic skepticism.

This seminar is designed for directors of finance, directors of purchasing, purchasing clerks, buyers, risk managers, elected officials, and anyone interested in learning more about the purchasing profession, This program is applicable to all areas of the governmental sector.

This seminar is divided into three sections. General sessions will be held on Wednesday, June 26 and Friday, June 28 Participants will select to attend the class of his/her choice on Thursday, June 27.

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 – June 26 – 11:00a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
June 26 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Program Schedule
June 27 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Program Schedule
June 28 8:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. Program Schedule



TUITION AND FEES (A 16-hour course)
$450.00 Per Person
$425.00 Per Person for ISM, NIGP, TxPPA Members & CPA’s
Important Note: ISM-RGV has recently updated banking information, if processing payments via ACH please contact us for current information.


Airline service is available to the Rio Grande Valley/South Padre Island International Airport in Brownsville (United 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.
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.

For those who wait while their partners are in session,  Holiday Inn Resort may assist you with local sight/shopping tours.


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  • Future Dates

  • Summer Session 2025
    • June 18, 19, 20, 2025
  • Timeline 2025
    • September 24, 25, 26, 2025



Adrian Garcia Ph.  (956) 266-2606

Danielle Bates Ph. (956) 241-1619

Melonie Perry Ph. 1-512-483-7127