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Purchasing & Contracting Essentials - Walla Walla

Wed, Oct 30, 2019 9:00am–3:30pm

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City of Walla Walla
Fulton Community Room
54 E. Moore Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362



Purchasing & Contracting Essentials
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
9 AM - 3:30 PM
Cost:  $125/person

Workshop Overview:

This full-day program will provide an overview of the requirements necessary in performing procurement and public works contracting responsibilities.  It will include statutory references and practical tips to meet these obligations.  There will be first-hand advice on conditions and situations that impact prevailing wages and contractor law from Labor and Industries and insight from the Department of Revenue on related tax issues and their role in the public works process.

Educational Objectives:
This training will provide resources for identifying your agency requirements in purchasing and contracting, as well as tips and information that will help your procedures remain compliant.  You'll receive information on prevailing wage requirements and retainage release, plus a description of common pitfalls and how to avoid them.  In addition, you'll get an understanding of tax issues and the role of the Department of Revenue.

Workshop Agenda (Tentative):

  • 9 AM - 12 PM - Prevailing Wages and more from L&I
  • 12 PM - 1 PM - Lunch
  • 1 PM - 3:30 PM - Purchasing and Contracting Essentials and Department of Revenue

Who Should Attend?

Local government purchasing and contracting staff (new and seasoned), public works employees, finance personnel, managers, clerks, and administrative staff seeking to learn more about the procedures and practices required in making purchases and issuing or managing contracts.


  • Kim Deyo, Public Works Supervisor, Department of Revenue Audit Division
  • Laura Herman, Department of Labor & Industries, Prevailing Wage Program
  • Judy Isaac, MRSC Procurement and Public Works Contracting Consultant

Registration Deadline:  October 29 at 12 PM.  Cancellation policy:  All cancellations through October 29th are subject to a $15 administrative fee; no refunds for same-day cancellations or no-shows.