April 29, 2021 by HCDE-Texas
The Choice Partners co-op hosted a virtual, members-only workshop on April 14 for its largest recorded audience to date with more than 400 registrants. Training was provided to explore the details of using the job order contracting (JOC) process, navigating the Choice Partners website, and learning how the co-op legally and competitively bids contracts that are compliant with federal, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) requirements.
The information presented in the virtual workshop demonstrated to all members how they could maximize their member benefits for a faster, easier procurement process.
Attendees from across the country represented all membership venues, from municipalities and counties to school districts, universities, and colleges.
After the presentation, participants were provided with a survey that provided suggestions for future topics such as shortcuts to use the supply catalog, tutorial/instructional videos on various topics, and child nutrition contract information.
Any member that completed the survey had the opportunity to receive CEU credits by requesting them in the comment section of the survey. No-cost credits from training are a win-win for all. If you missed the workshop, you may find the PowerPoint and video on the Choice Partners website at choicepartners.org/presentations.