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2016 Buyer's Forum

  • March 18, 2016
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • College of the Holy Cross, Hogan Center, 1 College Street, Worcester, MA 01610


  • Open to members and non-members at your institution

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Please join us at the 2016 Buyer's Forum at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester! 


08:30-09:00 AM       Registration and Welcome


09:00-10:30 AM       Workshop 1: Navigating MHEC Contracts and working with contracted suppliers.


  • Introduction
  • Current projects
  • Future plans and goals
  • How to get the most of the MHEC website (online demonstration)
  • How to effectively use MHEC contracts  

10:30-10:45 AM       Break


10:45-12:00 PM       Workshop 2: Pathways to Successful RFP's


Learn how MHEC has partnered with Bid Express to navigate their bids and created a bidding system to best support and work with their suppliers.  The presentation will include an on-line demonstration from Bid Express and a look into the MHEC’s custom bidding template. 

  • MHEC and Bid express
  • Why the MHEC chose Bid Express
  • How the MHEC made Bid Express work for us
  • FAQs: Common Challenges etc.
  • On-line demonstration of Bid Express process              


12:00-01:00 PM       Lunch


01:00-03:00 PM       Workshop MindXchange (round table)

1. Ways to Collaborate - Eric Weiss

2. Innovators Forum - Kevin Carr

3. RFP Process & Evaluation - Olga Bookas

4. E-Procurement - Christopher Rust

5. Roadblocks & Challenges - Lisa Considine Fontes

03:00-03:30 PM       NAEP NE business update and raffle


03:30 PM                  Forum adjourns

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