A Public  Education Purchasing Seminar
September 28, 29, 30, 2022
Designed for Public  Education Purchasing Professionals with special emphasis on the latest developments that are essential in public purchasing.

Courtyard Marriott South Padre
6700 Padre Blvd.
South Padre Island, Texas 78597
Phone: 956-433-0590
Rooms must be booked directly through hotel to get the discounted rate. 

For Courtyard Marriott reservations call local phone number (956) 433-0590, please avoid connecting to the 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 Courtyard Marriot, South Padre Island, Texas.

  • Persons planning to attend should make guest room reservations with the Courtyard Marriot.
  • The Marriott has set aside a block of rooms at $130.00 for seminar participants.  Registered participants may qualify for assistance on room rates if your entity requires utilizing current GSA rates. Please email us at office@ismrgv.org for assistance.  
  • Their phone number is 956-433-0590; please give them our Group No. ISM-RGV TIMELINE.
  • Please note this is the main host hotel.

Other host hotels, available are:

La Quinta Beach Front Resort

  • Phone 956-772-7000
  • Group Code: ISM-RGV TIMELINE
  • Room Rate: $130.00 per room
  • Breakfast Buffet Included in room rate
  • Rooms must be booked directly through hotel to get the discounted rate. 

Please note: La Quinta is situated adjacent to the Hilton Garden Inn—it is next door just a few feet from each other.


Hilton Garden Beach Resort

  • Phone 956-761-8700
  • Group Code: ISM-RGV TIMELINE
  • Room Rate: $130.00 per room
  • Please note: Marriott is situated within walking distance to the Hilton Garden Inn
  • Rooms must be booked directly through hotel to get the discounted rate. 

For Seminar Classes and Speakers
Class Schedule
List of Speakers


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.  It is critical that purchasing officials in education institutions 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, assistant superintendents for business, risk managers, elected officials, and anyone interested in learning more about the purchasing profession.  The program is applicable to all areas of the public sector, including school districts, junior colleges, colleges, governmental funded non-profit corporations, and other agencies with public purchasing needs.

This seminar is divided into three sections. General sessions will be held on Wednesday, September 28 and Friday, September 30 Participants will select to attend the class of his/her choice on Thursday, September 29.

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 28 – 11:00a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
September 28 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Program Schedule
September 29 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Program Schedule
September 30 8:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. Program Schedule
                          1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Group Sessions (Optional)


Click Here: Download PDF Registration Packet


TUITION AND FEES (A 16-hour course)
$450.00 Per Person
$425.00 Per Person for ISM, TASBO, NIGP,  & TxPPA Members
$425.00 Per Person for CPA’s


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, Hilton Garden Inn Beach
Resort may assist you with local sight/shopping tours.


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  • Future Dates

  • Timeline 2023
    • September 27, 28, 29, 2023



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

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