Procurement Technical Assistance Conference - Seattle, Washington
On January 31 – February 2, 2012, the Office of Acquisition Management Director, James Harper Jr, enthusiastically explained FTA’s Third Party Procurement guidelines to an audience of over 70 grantees, contractors and FTA staff. This interactive conference was very well received by FTA grantees. Representatives from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) introduced APTA’s standardized bus procurement documents to the audience. Ted Uyeno, Regional Counsel, discussed issues associated with Buy America and Bid Protests that he reviews. Several audience members requested more of this type of training at the State transit conferences.