FY 2010 Procurement System Review Workshop


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08-24-10

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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is sponsoring a free two-day workshop, “Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Procurement System Review”, in Seattle, WA on September 22-23, 2010.

FTA examines grantee performance and adherence to current FTA procurement requirements and policies using several management tools. FTA is required by 49 U.S.C. §5307 to perform reviews and evaluations of grant programs and to perform a full review and evaluation of the performance of grantees in carrying out grant programs with specific reference to their compliance with statutory and administrative requirements. Accordingly, FTA will perform procurement system reviews as part of its on-going oversight responsibility. The review process assesses the grantee's procurement management practices and program implementations of the FTA funded transit programs to ensure that they are being administered in accordance with specific FTA procurement requirements.

These workshops are for transit professionals responsible for procurement management or managing federally funded projects and professionals responsible for contracting or purchasing transit service or the activities that support the transit service. The workshops are designed to help attendees broaden their understanding of the Federal procurement rules and regulations that shape and define their programs.

The Procurement System Review Workshop will be conducted by transit professionals who are also reviewers for the FTA's Procurement System Review Program. The instructors will provide guidance in each of the 56 areas to be reviewed, answer questions about how to respond to specific review areas, and share industry best procurement practices. Staff from the FTA will attend the Workshop to answer questions about the Procurement System Review, assist you in any area related to your use FTA funds, and refer you to printed guidelines or other resources should you require additional information.

If you are interested in attending, please follow this link and find the forms online or use the attachments:  http://www.fta.dot.gov/funding/oversight/grants_financing_100.html.

We hope you will take advantage of this wonderful training opportunity. Seating is limited, so please make your reservations as soon as possible by returning the attached reservation form.

For further information, contact Region 10’s Ken Feldman at (206) 220-7521 or email kenneth.feldman@dot.gov.

Sincerely,

/s/

R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator

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