For most EPA brownfields grantees, procurement is often looked upon with dread, trepidation, and confusion. It is frequently becoming one of the most time-consuming administrative tasks of their grant. While some recipients have procurement offices to help navigate the regulations, others are figuring it out themselves. It is essential for all grantees to know, understand, and apply these rules to be successful grant administrators.
Join us for this two-part webinar as we discuss an array of topics, including the tenets of procurement for EPA Brownfields Grant recipients, internal controls, differences and uses of RFPs and RFQs, developing SOWs to meet your needs, vendor selection, and the art of engaging and managing a contractor. Register for both webinars now if you are ready to embrace procurement and make it work for you.
This webinar is adapted from materials presented at the Tribal Lands and Environment Forum and under West Virginia University’s webinar series titled Proactive Procurement: How to Ask for & Get What You Need. If you would like to read a bit about procurement before the webinar, check out the blog post here.
With over 15 years of planning experience, Joelle is an accomplished rural, urban and regional planner with exceptional experience in managing complex brownfields redevelopment projects. She has successfully secured over $2 million in grants, and developed comprehensive Brownfields Programs bringing about meaningful “shifts” to stimulate economic development. Her projects have earned local, regional and national recognition including a Region 8 Phoenix Award. As the former Community Development and Long Range Planning Manager for Adams County, Colorado, she spearheaded its first Brownfields Program, created its 2018 Balanced Housing Plan and oversaw numerous community development programs including the creation of over 400 affordable housing units. A published author and speaker, Joelle has been a strong advocate and supporter of brownfields programs and their ability to bring lasting changes and socioeconomic benefits to communities. Joelle holds a BS in Biology from The University of Richmond and a MURP from the University of Colorado. An avid outdoor enthusiast, she enjoys telemark skiing, hiking, and cultivating her vegetable and flower gardens.