Agenda

Thursday, November 19, 2020

  • Welcome Back!

    1:00 pm - 1:10 pm
    11:00 am - 11:10 am
    12:00 pm - 12:10 pm
    10:00 am - 10:10 am
    9:00 am - 9:10 am
    8:00 am - 8:10 am

    Welcome Back! We’re glad you’ve joined us for day two of NASPO’s 2020 State Procurement Law Institute!  We’ve got another day of incredible sessions ahead; before we get started, join us for some quick tips on how to get the most out of today’s program.

    Speakers

    Megan Smyth

    Megan SmythGeneral CounselNASPO
  • NASPO ValuePoint Terms and Conditions: Emerging Issues

    1:10 pm - 2:10 pm
    11:10 am - 12:10 pm
    12:10 pm - 1:10 pm
    10:10 am - 11:10 am
    9:10 am - 10:10 am
    8:10 am - 9:10 am

    Speakers

    Justin Kaufman

    Justin KaufmanGeneral CounselNASPO ValuePoint

    Fay Tan

    Fay TanCooperative Contract CoordinatorNASPO ValuePoint
  • Break

    2:10 pm - 2:15 pm
    12:10 pm - 12:15 pm
    1:10 pm - 1:15 pm
    11:10 am - 11:15 am
    10:10 am - 10:15 am
    9:10 am - 9:15 am
  • Data Privacy: ” The Other CPO”

    2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
    12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
    1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
    11:15 am - 12:15 pm
    10:15 am - 11:15 am
    9:15 am - 10:15 am

    Amy Glasscock with NASCIO will discuss privacy issues in the procurement of cloud services with Arizona State Compliance and Privacy Officer Owen Zorge.

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Learn about privacy issues at the state level.
    • Learn how StateRAMP is assisting state and local government in the procurement of cloud services while ensuring cybersecurity and privacy standards are met.
    • Understand how state attorneys can assist and promote appropriate cybersecurity, privacy policies, and coverage for the state and citizens.

    Speakers

    Amy Glasscock

    Amy GlasscockSenior Policy AnalystNational Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO)

    Owen Zorge

    Owen ZorgeState Compliance and Privacy Officer, Arizona Strategic Enterprise Technology (ASET)Arizona Department of Administration (ADOA)

    Stephen Nettles

    Stephen NettlesStatewide Procurement Group ManagerState of Arizona

    Facilitator: Megan Smyth

    Facilitator: Megan SmythGeneral CounselNASPO
  • Networking Musical Social

    3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
    1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
    2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
    12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
    11:15 am - 11:45 am
    10:15 am - 10:45 am

    Join your colleagues in a networking break designed to challenge your musical ear and get your toes tapping and your spirits lifted.  You don’t have to be a music buff to enjoy this special treat.

    Join Zoom Meeting
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    Passcode: 258902

  • Anatomy of an Indemnification Provision

    3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
    1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
    2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
    12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
    11:45 am - 12:45 pm
    10:45 am - 11:45 am

    A deep dive into limitation of liability clauses including discussion on limitations, judicial approaches to interpretation, common issues, and what to avoid and focus on when negotiating these clauses. Before the start of the session, please download the “Comparative Table of SC Indemnity Clauses” for easy reference. All materials are available for download in the virtual environment and are accessible once the conference begins.

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Understand the anatomy of an indemnity clause.
    • Understand the common issues involved with and judicial approaches to application of indemnity clauses.
    • Describe the best use of indemnity clauses and how to negotiate the best terms for the state.

    Speakers

    Keith McCook

    Keith McCookGeneral CounselState of South Carolina

    Facilitator: Megan Smyth

    Facilitator: Megan SmythGeneral CounselNASPO
  • Closing Remarks

    4:45 pm - 5:00 pm
    2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
    3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    1:45 pm - 2:00 pm
    12:45 pm - 1:00 pm
    11:45 am - 12:00 pm

    Thank you for joining us for NASPO’s 2020 Virtual State Procurement Law Institute! We’ll close out the conference with some tips on how to continue the conversation and listen to Benji Harris with SongDivision play our customized Law Institute procurement song.

    Speakers

    Megan Smyth

    Megan SmythGeneral CounselNASPO

    Justin Kaufman

    Justin KaufmanGeneral CounselNASPO ValuePoint

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

  • Welcome!

    1:00 pm - 1:10 pm
    11:00 am - 11:10 am
    12:00 pm - 12:10 pm
    10:00 am - 10:10 am
    9:00 am - 9:10 am
    8:00 am - 8:10 am

    Welcome to NASPO’s 2020 Virtual State Procurement Law Institute! Join us as we kick-off this year’s event with a warm greeting from Lindle Hatton, NASPO CEO; Megan Smyth, NASPO General Counsel; and Justin Kaufman, NASPO ValuePoint General Counsel.

    Speakers

    Lindle Hatton

    Lindle HattonChief Executive OfficerNASPO

    Megan Smyth

    Megan SmythGeneral CounselNASPO

    Justin Kaufman

    Justin KaufmanGeneral CounselNASPO ValuePoint
  • Spark Session #1: NASPO Resources

    1:10 pm - 1:30 pm
    11:10 am - 11:30 am
    12:10 pm - 12:30 pm
    10:10 am - 10:30 am
    9:10 am - 9:30 am
    8:10 am - 8:30 am

    NASPO offers a wealth of information and support to assist in providing legal services to your state Central Procurement Office. Join us to discover the tools and resources available to NASPO members.

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Learn the tools and resources available to NASPO members, specifically for attorneys serving state procurement offices.
    • Discover the professional development opportunities available through Procurement U, NASPO’s multi-faceted education platform.
    • Understand the benefits available to state procurement attorneys through networking and information sharing within the NASPO Network Attorney Forum.

    Speakers

    Megan Smyth

    Megan SmythGeneral CounselNASPO
  • COVID-19: False Claims, Anti-Corruption, and Defense Production Act

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    10:30 am - 11:30 am
    9:30 am - 10:30 am
    8:30 am - 9:30 am

    Over the last eight months, procurement officials have been faced with unprecedented contracting issues. This session will help state attorneys identify and analyze issues related to false claims, anti-corruption, and the Defense Production Act arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Ability to identify issues related to false claims and anti-corruption acts at the federal and state levels.
    • Understand the implications of the Defense Production Act on state contracting.
    • Identify risks and resolutions arising from emergency contracting.

    Speakers

    Christopher Yukins

    Christopher YukinsJD, Lynn David Research Professor, Co-Dir Gov Procurement Law ProgramThe George Washington University Law School

    Facilitator: Justin Kaufman

    Facilitator: Justin KaufmanGeneral Counsel NASPO ValuePoint
  • Break

    2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
    12:30 pm - 12:45 pm
    1:30 pm - 1:45 pm
    11:30 am - 11:45 am
    10:30 am - 10:45 am
    9:30 am - 9:45 am
  • Spark Session #2: eProcurement

    2:45 pm - 3:05 pm
    12:45 pm - 1:05 pm
    1:45 pm - 2:05 pm
    11:45 am - 12:05 pm
    10:45 am - 11:05 am
    9:45 am - 10:05 am

    Speakers

    Jaime Schorr

    Jaime SchorrChief Procurement OfficerState of Maine

    Facilitator: Megan Smyth

    Facilitator: Megan SmythGeneral CounselNASPO
  • Break

    3:05 pm - 3:15 pm
    1:05 pm - 1:15 pm
    2:05 pm - 2:15 pm
    12:05 pm - 12:15 pm
    11:05 am - 11:15 am
    10:05 am - 10:15 am
  • Spark Session #3: Procurement Code Reform

    3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
    1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
    2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
    12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
    11:15 am - 11:45 am
    10:15 am - 10:45 am

    The Model Procurement Code was first published in 1979. It was nearly 20 years later, at the request of state procurement officials, that the revised ABA 2000 Model Procurement Code was issued to reflect 20 years of changes in public procurement. Over the past 20 years, countless procurement code reform efforts have taken place. This session is designed to continue that conversation and propose procurement reform, whether as part of the Model Procurement Code or otherwise.

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Understanding of Model Procurement Code development and adoption.
    • Discussion around current opportunities for procurement revision.
    • Identification of how states can benefit from federal code development.

    Speakers

    Christopher Yukins

    Christopher YukinsJD, Lynn David Research Professor, Co-Dir Gov Procurement Law ProgramThe George Washington University Law School

    Facilitator: Justin Kaufman

    Facilitator: Justin KaufmanGeneral Counsel NASPO ValuePoint
  • Break

    3:45 pm - 3:50 pm
    1:45 pm - 1:50 pm
    2:45 pm - 2:50 pm
    12:45 pm - 12:50 pm
    11:45 am - 11:50 am
    10:45 am - 10:50 am
  • Attorney Well-Being in the Time of COVID-19

    3:50 pm - 4:50 pm
    1:50 pm - 2:50 pm
    2:50 pm - 3:50 pm
    12:50 pm - 1:50 pm
    11:50 am - 12:50 pm
    10:50 am - 11:50 am

    Being an attorney is often very stressful and demanding. This session is built to provide attorneys with ideas for coping with the large workloads and mental energy required to be good counsel to their clients.

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Understand the challenges and potential pitfalls that attorneys face in their careers.
    • Identify warning signs in themselves and other attorneys that may need help.
    • Discuss how to overcome the challenges of a stressful profession and coping mechanisms for the high-pressure job of an attorney.

    Speakers

    Yvette Hourigan

    Yvette HouriganDirectorKentucky Lawyer Assistance Program

    Facilitator: Megan Smyth

    Facilitator: Megan SmythGeneral CounselNASPO
  • Closing Remarks

    4:50 pm - 5:00 pm
    2:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    3:50 pm - 4:00 pm
    1:50 pm - 2:00 pm
    12:50 pm - 1:00 pm
    11:50 am - 12:00 pm

    Join us as we recap today’s event and set the stage for day two of NASPO’s 2020 Virtual State Procurement Law Institute!

    Speakers

    Justin Kaufman

    Justin KaufmanGeneral CounselNASPO ValuePoint