Summer Session 2023:

A Public  Purchasing Seminar
June 21, 22, 23, 2023

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

Holiday Inn Resort South Padre Island-Beach Front
100 Padre Boulevard
South Padre Island, Texas 78597
Phone: 956-426-9066

For reservations use the following link: Summer Session 2023 Reservation Link.  All instructional sessions will be held at the Holiday Inn Resort, South Padre Island, Texas.

  • Persons planning to attend should make guest room reservations with the Holiday Inn Resort
  • The Holiday Inn Resort has set aside a block of rooms at $175.00 for seminar participants.
  • Please note this is the main host hotel.

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 22 and Friday, June 24 Participants will select to attend the class of his/her choice on Thursday, June 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 – June 21 – 11:00a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
June 21 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Program Schedule
June 22 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Program Schedule
June 23 8:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. Program Schedule

Click Here: Download PDF Registration Packet


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 2024
    • June 26, 27, 28, 2023
  • Timeline 2023
    • September 27, 28, 29, 2023



Adrian Garcia Ph.  (956) 266-2606

Danielle Bates Ph. (956) 241-1619

Melonie Perry Ph. 1-512-483-7127