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Doing business with Riverside County - August 25th, 2014
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Upcoming events

    • Monday, July 07, 2014
    • Tuesday, September 30, 2014
    • Online
    ONLINE SEMINAR
    You MUST view video prior to registering! (1 of 4)
    Southwest Veterans Business Resource Center - SWVBRC
    The SWVBRC Presents
    County of Riverside
    Purchasing and Fleet Services
    Doing Business with the County
    Complete all four sessions and receive:
    • The SWVBRC and Riverside County Diploma for Learning to do Business with Riverside County.
    • 50% Discount to The ARRC® branding and marketing services.  Get your business found.

    What We Will Cover
    Monday, June 23, 2014

    What the County Buys, Who Buys for the County, How the Procurement Process Works, Vendor Registration,  Online Procurement; Bidding Thresholds, Public Records Requests, Procurement Preference Programs, Purchasing Laws

    Meet the Speakers
    Virginia WilsonVirginia Wilson,
    MBA, C.P.M., CPPO  Compliance Contracts Officer  County of Riverside  Purchasing and Fleet Services


    Virginia Wilson is currently a Compliance Contracts Officer for the County of Riverside, CA–Purchasing & Fleet Services Department.  She has over twenty years of experience in contracting and Procurement in both the private and public sectors. 

    Virginia earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of the State of New York and a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) from National University. Virginia has earned certifications as a Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) and as a Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.).

    Virginia has been very active in the California Association of Public Procurement Officer (CAPPO), serving on the Board as Director South (2011–2013).  Additionally, Ms. Wilson has also been active in the Inland Empire Chapter of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA–IE), elected to serve as Chapter President for five (5) years (2007–2011).  She is presently serving on the NCMA-IE Chapter’s Advisory Committee.

    Ms. Wilson has presented numerous professional development papers and workshops to procurement professionals, county staff, contractors and community organizations on topics such as, Dealing with Vendor Protests, Responding to a RFP, Best Practices for Bid Solicitations, Doing Business with the County of Riverside, Green Procurement for Riverside County, and Surviving a Purchasing Audit.

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    Dirk BuesingDirk Buesing, MBA
    Business Process Analyst II, Purchasing & Fleet Services
    County of Riverside



    Dirk Buesing, Business Process Analyst II of Purchasing & Fleet Services was born and raised in Germany.

    Dirk moved to California in 2000 and has been a resident of San Bernardino, CA since then. His educational accomplishments include a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration with a major in Taxation and Accounting. He also has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Redlands with a major in Information Systems Management.

    Dirk worked as an IRS Auditor for the German Internal Revenue Service in Germany until 2000. Dirk has been with the County of Riverside, Purchasing & Fleet Services since 2002 where he started working as a Buyer and is now a Business Process Analyst working with the County’s ERP system PeopleSoft, e-procurement and special projects. Dirk is also the program coordinator for the County’s procurement card program.




    Questions? Call Us


    Jennifer de Spain,
    Account Executives Intern
    Phone: (951) 443-1980


    Sponsors


    • Saturday, July 26, 2014
    • Sunday, October 12, 2014
    • Online
    ONLINE SEMINAR
    You MUST view video prior to registering! (2 of 4)
    Southwest Veterans Business Resource Center - SWVBRC
    The SWVBRC Presents
    County of Riverside
    Purchasing and Fleet Services
    Doing Business with the County
    Complete all four sessions and receive:
    • The SWVBRC and Riverside County Diploma for Learning to do Business with Riverside County.
    • 50% Discount to The ARRC® branding and marketing services.  Get your business found.

    What We Will Cover
    Session 2 of 4
    Responding to a Bid/Proposal, Vendor Selection Process, Prevailing Wage, Construction and non-Construction Bids, Vendor Ethics and Code of Conduct Policy

    Meet the Speakers

    Rod Jaffe
    Rod Jaffe,
     
    Contract and Services Officer and Administrative Services Manager
    County of Riverside - Department of Public Social Services (DPSS)

    Rod Jaffe has worked for Riverside County for 15 years the last event as the DPSS Contract and Services Officer and Administrative Services Manager.  Rod has educational experience from several universities' most recently from CUR's Executive Management Program, San Diego State's Leaders in Action program and Riverside County's Leadership Initiative.  Before he joined the COunty, Rod was Vice President and General Manager of Quality Drug Corporation in Newport Beach, California.  ROd is also the current President of the National Contract Management Association - Inland Empire chapter. 

    As a regular speaker, Rod has done presentations on Ethics in Government, Generations in the Workplace, Understanding Social Service Funding and How to Answer a Request for Proposal.  Rod currently oversees a wide range of units in the County including: Contracting, Purchasing, Warehouse Operations Vehicles, Asset Management, Records Management and Travel.  

    Rita M. MedellinRita M. Medellin, 
    Project Manager II
    County of Riverside - Economic Development
    Agency/Project Management Office

    Rita Medellin was raised in Compton, California and relocated from Los Angeles County to Riverside County in 1988.  She was employed as a Purchasing Agent with a firm in Montebello, CA and decided to pursue a professional field in Purchasing by receiving her certification from UCLA as a Purchasing and Materials Manager.

    Rita is currently a Construction Project Manager with EDA/PMO for the County of Riverside.  Currently Rita specializes in small construction projects and has completed approximately 250+ projects to date, with her largest roject valued at $2.6 million.  Prior to working with EDA/PMO, Rita worked with Purchasing & Fleet Services for 17+ years as the Procurement Contract Specialist for several commodities including Public Works for construction projects under $125,000. 

    Rita has presented several Public Works training classes for county departments throughout and continues to assist when called to duty.


    Questions? Call Us


    Jennifer de Spain,
    Account Executives Intern
    Phone: (951) 443-1980


    Sponsors


    • Monday, August 25, 2014
    • 10:00 - 12:00
    • The Caesar Chavez Library 163 E. San Jacinto Perris 92570
    Southwest Veterans Business Resource Center - SWVBRC
    The SWVBRC Presents

    County of Riverside
    Purchasing and Fleet Services
    Doing Business with the County
    4 Session Vendor Workshops Series

    (3 of 4)

    When: 
    10:00am – 12:00pm
    Monday, August 25, 2014

    Where:

    The Caesar Chavez Library
    163 E. San Jacinto Perris 92570
    Get Directions

    Future Dates:
    Monday, September 15, 2014

    Attend all four sessions and receive:
    • The SWVBRC and Riverside County Diploma for Learning to do Business with Riverside County.
    • 50% Discount to The ARRC® full web development and Video Production services.  Get your business found.
    Miss a seminar?  Click here to view and complete online.

    What We Will Cover
    Monday, Aug. 25, 2014

    Insurance Requirements, Performance Bonds, Bid Bonds, Worker’s Compensation and Vendor/Contractor Program

    Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

    Meet the County of Riverside Buyers

    Meet the Speakers
    Rod JaffeJeffrey L. Hunter,
    Sr. Risk Management Analyst
    County of Riverside Human Resources Department - Risk Management Division


    Jeffrey L. Hunter is a Senior Risk Analyst for the County of Riverside, Risk Management Division and has been with the County since January 2000.  Jeffrey's responsibilities include Commercial General, Special Events, Aviation Aircraft/Hull, Airport and Property Liability programs.  With all of Jeffrey's program responsibilities Contractual Risk Transfer plays an integral part in the day to day process of risk management; specifically Hold Harmless and Indemnification language as well as clear expectations of insurance requirements and the importance of having a clear scope of services explanation.

    Jeffreys previous experience includes Workers Compensation and Operations Management including experience as a Paralegal with an emphasis in Civil Litigation
     
    Rod JaffeTracey Lawrence Collins,
    VP of Sales and Underwriting
    South Coast Surety and Insurance Services, Inc.

    Tracey Lawrence Collins is a Surety Professional with more than 20 years of experience meeting the bond needs of businesses that do or desire to participate in government contracting.  Currently, she serves as Vice-President of Sales and Underwriting for South Coast Surety and Insurance Services, a national known surety-only agency based in San Clemente, CA.  Tracey has been activiely involved in all aspects of the surety business.  Tracey has held underwriting positions with appreciable underwriting authority with two of the three largest surety companies in America.  She has worked on both the east an west coasts, handled contract and commercial surety accounts, closed standard and nonstandard surety deals, and has held management position both on the agency and carrier sides of the business.  She loves what she does, because it helps businesses grow and changes the lives of business owners.  She just recently formed Lawrence Consulting Solutions, a state-certified small business that provides DBE Support Services.
    For Information

    Please go to www.TheVeteranForce.com to RSVP for the Event

    Call for more details and directions:

    Jennifer de Spain,
    Account Executives Intern
    Phone: (951) 443-1980

    Space is limited so please register early.


    Sponsors

     

    • Thursday, November 13, 2014
    • 09:00 - 16:00
    • 101 N. D Street, PERRIS CA 92570
    4th Annual Summit, Perris, CA November 13th
    Free Admission for Attendees

    Need a place to stay?
    Call Red Lion Hotels for discounted rate!

    Phone: 951.943.5577
    Manager: Cindy Espinoza

    Address: 480 S. Redlands Ave. Perris CA 92570

    Use summit discount code ($79 a night): SWVBRC

    Get Directions to Red Lion Hotel


    Promised to be the Most Productive EVER!


    PLANNING COMMITTEE
    Chair
    Albert R. Renteria
    CEO, SWVBRC & The ARRC
    Subcommittees
    Food, Hotel, Sponsorship, Security, Plan B for Bad Weather

    Co-Chairs
    Wayne Gross
    Department of General Services, Outreach Liaison
    Subcommittes
    Registration, Speakers, Transportation,  Buyers  Workshops

    Maureen Moss
    California Highway Patrol, SB/DVBE Advocate-Liaison
    Subcommittees
    Business Matchmaking,  Exhibitors,  Marketing  Venue


    Small Business/DVBE Summit

    *November 13, 2014: 9:00am - 4:00pm*

    Registration

    *8:00am - 10:00am*

    Master of Ceremony

    Al Landers

    City Councilman

    *9:00am - 10:00am*

    Prayer

    Color Guard - National Anthem

    Opening Remarks

    Mayor, City of Perris

    Workshops and Panel Discussions

    *10:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 4:00pm*

    Keynote Speaker

    *12:00pm - 1:00pm*

    Matchmaking

    *10:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00p - 3:00pm*

    FOOD TBD


    EXHIBITORS

    Inside booth $100

    Booth includes one 6 foot table & 2 chairs, you must supply your own tablecloth

    Outside booth $50*
    *Must supply your own table/chairs

    secure your booth now, limited space!!

    Prime Contractors, Federal Procurement Officers, Hiring managers and Exhibitors, email or call Albert R. Renteria to participate. Ask for details and secure you place now!

    Program: Variety of Speakers to include Federal agencies, Employment Development Department, California Department of General Services, Metro Water District, Department of Transportation, California Public Utilities Commission and Successful Business Owners sharing success stories on how best to achieve your business vision.


    2013 SPONSORS

    The ARRC        Department General Services                   Wells Fargo

            Metro Water District  


      Perfection Imaging

            


    2013 SUPPORTERS


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