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Date: 5/6/2022
Subject: Utah Chapter of NIGP May Newsletter
From: Utah Chapter of NIGP




In this Issue
President's Message
Calendar
Volunteer for the Reverse Trade Show
Summer Chapter Event - Salt Lake Bees Game
Open Positions Available
Scholarships
Job Postings

President

Brooke Smith
Hello, friends!
A few BIG things are happening in May for the Utah Chapter of NIGP and I want to make sure you are aware!
FIRST: We are finally a few weeks away from The REVERSE TRADE SHOW on Thursday, May 19. This is our largest fundraiser event of the year. Thank you to all those who registered to attend and to those who have volunteered on the planning committee to make this event happen. We couldn’t do it without you!
The RTS is going to be a great event and we can’t wait to see you there.  As a reminder, the event will start at 9 am but check-in and table set up will begin at 8 am at the Mountain America Expo in Sandy, Utah.  A lite breakfast and hot lunch will be provided so bring your appetite. 

To give you an idea of things to bring with you, I plan on bringing some swag with our city logo on it to hand out, a bowl of candy, and my business cards.  If you want, you could even do an “Enter to Win” drawing that would help you collect business cards from vendors.  As a reminder, there will also be a Silent Auction so please have a VENMO account available to bid.  We are also asking members to bring something with them to add to our list of donated items.  This will help us create additional revenue to give back to our members moving forward. 

 SECOND: Several of our key Utah Chapter of NIGP volunteers have taken new job positions and have had to resign their positions with the Chapter. We are so sad to see them leave but are excited for them as they advance their careers. With that, we have a few openings.

  • VICE PRESIDENT: The Vice President shall oversee the development of selection criteria, nomination, and selection pertaining to annual awards and scholarships, ensure that audit of financial records is performed, and perform other duties as assigned by the President. The Vice President is authorized to sign or counter-sign Chapter checks in the temporary absence of the President or Treasurer. The Vice President shall direct the Honors and Awards Committee. The Vice President’s term of office shall be for a one-year period. At the end of the Vice President’s term, he/she will then move into the position of President of the Chapter.
  • SUU ADJUNCT PROFESSOR: An adjunct professor, is a professor who teaches on a limited-term contract, often for one semester at a time, and who is ineligible for tenure. The topic will be similar to an in-depth look into Public Procurement as a Profession and is scheduled for 8 weeks.
    More information is provided below but please let me know if you are interested in running for the Vice President position and/or interested in becoming an SUU Adjunct Professor. We would love to have you join our team!
 With that, I want to say, how thankful I am for all the members who have helped our chapter grow over the last several years and for all the volunteers who help us throughout these major events.  Our chapter would not be as successful as it is without your continued support! Thank you and I look forward to seeing you on May 19. 

Calender
Reverse Trade Show
May 19, 2022
Mountain America Expo Center
Upcoming PEP Seminar
Supply Chain Management
June 23, 2022
8 AM - 4 PM
Taylorsville State Office Building

Volunteers are still needed for the Reverse Trade Show!
  • Set Up
  • Vendor/Agency Check-in
  • Catering
  • Directional
  • Greeters
  • Agency Tables
  • Silent Auction
  • Speaker Assist
  • Clean Up
If you are interested in volunteering, please email Polly Alles at Pauline.Alles@utah.edu.

Baseball
Chapter Members!!! Come join us with other chapter members for a summer night out at a Salt Lake Bees Game. The chapter will cover the cost of the game for chapter members. We are seeking your input on which night works best for our members. Click here to take to let us know which nights work best for you.

Open Positions Available
Vice President – One Year Term.
The V.P. becomes the president the year following his or her term and Past President the following year.
The vote will take place in June.
Board and committee members play an integral role in developing the vision and direction of the chapter. If you are interested in taking on a more active role in the chapter, building your resume, and developing leadership skills, please take a moment to review the attachment below to learn more about the responsibilities of each position in our chapter bylaws.
Bylaws

Teach Learn
SUU ADJUNCT PROFESSOR: An adjunct professor, is a professor who teaches on a limited-term contract, often for one semester at a time, and who is ineligible for tenure. The topic will be similar to an in-depth look into Public Procurement as a Profession and is scheduled for 8 weeks.
If you are interested in running for vice president, please send Cat Turner (caturner@utah.gov) a headshot and a brief biography by the end of day Friday, May 20, 2022. Please reach out to Brooke Smith (bsmith@murray.utah.gov) if you have any questions about the positions above including responsibilities and time commitment.

Announcement: Scholarships Available!!!

Are you interested in taking the NIGP CPP Exam in 2022 or taking NIGP related procurement courses / training? Good news, we have scholarship opportunities for our Chapter Members in these areas. 

  • We have 1 scholarship available to take the NIGP CPP Exam (up to $350). Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the scholarship has been awarded. 
  • We have 2 scholarships available to take NIGP procurement related courses (up to $250 per scholarship). Applications will be accepted and reviewed until both scholarships have been awarded.
See the attached application documents for further details. Stay tuned as additional scholarship opportunities are expected to become available. 
If you have questions about the available scholarship opportunities please contact our Chapter President - Brooke Smith (bsmith@murray.utah.gov)
2022 NIGP Training Scholarship Application
2022 CPP Exam Scholarship Application
2022 Scholarship Activity Log

The Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office is hiring for a Contracts & Purchasing Manager 

Closing date of posting: May 17, 2022, 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time)

All applications must be received by 9:59 p.m. on May 17, 2022, MST

Please click here to learn more.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Sheriff's HR, Lindsey Moseley at 385-468-9886.

The Alpine School District is hiring a Buyer.
Please click here to learn more.
If you have questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Kraig Brinkerhoff at kbrinkerhoff@alpinedistrict.org.

Are you doing something AWESOME in procurement or life in general? Let us know.  Life is short, we would love to celebrate your success! 
 
For newsletter submissions, recommendations, or comments, please email Communications@NIGPUtah.org. 
The views, opinions, and content included in this newsletter are provided as is and do not necessarily reflect the opinion, belief, endorsement, viewpoint, or sponsorship of any procurement unit. No representations are made that the content is error free.