Summer Session 2022

A Public  Purchasing Seminar – June 22, 23, 24, 2022 – Designed for Public Purchasing Professionals with special emphasis on the latest developments that are essential in public purchasing.

This seminar will have class topics that emphasize cost savings to government entities. It is designed for persons having administrative responsibilities in the area of purchasing, especially applicable to all areas of the public sector including counties, municipalities, council of governments, state agencies, governmental funded non-profit organizations, and other special governmental districts.

This seminar is intended to highlight the latest developments that are essential in the purchasing management of our government institutions; be abreast of the current popular purchasing methods, the new rules and regulations, and the methods of evaluation to handle the modern taxpayer’s attitudes, particularly in periods of economic skepticism.

This seminar is designed for directors of finance, directors of purchasing, purchasing clerks, buyers, risk managers, elected officials, and anyone interested in learning more about the purchasing profession, This program is applicable to all areas of the governmental sector.

This seminar is divided into three sections. General sessions will be held on Wednesday, June 22 and Friday, June 24 Participants will select to attend the class of his/her choice on Thursday, June 23.


We are a non-profit association of Purchasing and Supply Management professionals. The Rio Grande Valley affiliate of ISM is home-based in Brownsville and covers the South Texas area that includes Harlingen, McAllen, and Laredo, Texas.

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