Partners in Public Procurement Conference and Tradeshow

Glass award trophies

Celebrating four award categories

Our awards program recognizes outstanding contributions of procurement professionals in Oregon who are dynamic, forward-looking and innovative. This program is open to all public procurement professionals in Oregon — nominate your peers or leaders to recognize their great work. Self-nominations are also accepted.

​Award title​Summary
Procurement Innovation Award
(Teams only)

​Showcasing team innovation, transferability and service improvement.
Cost Savings Award
(Individuals or Teams)
​Recognizing best practices that promote cost savings in terms of lower product, service, or administrative fees. Actual validated / demonstrated cost savings or timesavings will earn more points in the scoring of this category.
Contribution to the Public Procurement ProfessionAward
(Individuals only)
​Rewarding individuals who rise above everyday duties to promote public procurement as a profession by collaborating, training, mentoring, or developing best practices.
State Chief Procurement Officer Award - Procurement Leader of the Year
(Individuals or Teams)
​Highlighting Oregon leaders who standout as champions that progress procurement in their daily work. 

 

Scoring and nomination criteria

Click on an award name below to learn the nomination requirements and how categories are scored:
This team award showcases innovation, transferability and service improvement.


Required information
Points
​Introduction summary
​Describe how the team was innovative 40 pts
​Describe how the team's work is transferrable ​30 pts
​Describe what service improvements were experienced
​30 pts
​TOTAL ​100 pts
 

This individual or team award recognizes best practices that promote cost savings in terms of lower product, service, or administrative fees. Actual validated/demonstrated cost savings or time savings will earn more points in the scoring of this category.


​Required information
​Points
Introduction summary​
Describe what best practice was put in place to promote savings​ ​20 pts
​Where did the idea originate? What research was done to promote this idea?
​20 pts
​Describe the implementation process
​20 pts
​What were the savings and how has the savings been validated or demonstrated?
​40 pts
TOTAL 100 pts
 

Rewarding individuals who rise above everyday duties to promote public procurement as a profession by collaborating, training, mentoring, or developing best practices.


Required information​ ​Points
Introduction summary​
​Describe how this individual has gone above everyday duties and promoted public procurement as a profession. What impact has their contributions made to individuals and the larger procurement community?
100 pts
 

​Highlighting Oregon leaders (individuals or teams) who stand-out as champions that progress procurement in their daily work.

​Required information
​Points
Introduction summary​
​Describe how this person/team is a champion for promoting procurement as a strategic partner ​40 pts
​What has this person/team contributed that furthers the agency or organization's mission?
​30 pts
​How has the person/team promoted strong relationships between procurement and internal/external stakeholders? ​30 pts
​TOTAL ​100 pts
 

Evaluation

Nomination entries will be evaluated and scored according to the award criteria shown above by a panel of selected judges.

Notification

Winners will be publicly recognized at the conference awards luncheon on March 4, 2020 at the Salem Convention Center and results will be shared on this website.

Questions?

Email your conference awards program questions to: partners.conference@oregon.gov

We're pleased to announce the 2020 award winners:


Procurement Innovation

City of Eugene Purchasing Team for their work to improve city contracting processes:
  • Noel Dietz
  • Shawn Hubbell
  • Monica Workman
  • Jennifer Lunsford
  • Ruxton Schuh

Cost Savings

Reverse Auction team photo
Reverse Auction Team for their work and cost savings realized during the reverse auction pilot:
  • John Starrs
  • Joni Sirovatka
  • Amy Velez
  • Rachel Smith
  • Kim O'Neill
  • Blake Schwabauer
  • Brent Lutz
  • Arlene Whitney
  • Ryan Kirtley
  • Bill Evans
  • Kelly Mix

Contribution to the Public Procurement Profession

Jon Walton and Debbie Dennis photo
 Jon Walton for going above and beyond everyday duties to promote procurement as a profession.

Procurement Leader of the Year

Melissa Canfield and Debbie Dennis Photo
Individual: Melissa Canfield for her leadership, mentorship and strategic partnerships at the enterprise level.

Origin Procurement Team photo
Team: Origin Procurement Team for their 6 years of collaborative procurement work to replace Oregon's child support enforcement automated system: 
  • Nick Betsacon
  • Ellen Flint
  • Kate Cooper Richardson
  • Karen Coleman
  • Lorrin King
  • Cliff Roper
  • Michelle Long