2019 NIGP Forum
August 25, 2019 -
August 28, 2019

2019 NIGP Forum

The NIGP Annual Forum is the largest North American conference exclusively for public procurement professionals. This year promises to be as exciting as ever with plenty of opportunities to learn innovative procurement methods and modern ways to serve our communities. As the inventors of Job Order Contracting, Gordian, our partners and our clients will have an enormous presence at the event. Here’s a quick rundown of where you can find us.


Sunday, August 25, 2-3:15 p.m.
“Constructing Success: Building Partnerships Between Construction and Procurement”
Presented by Andrea Philyaw, Procurement Director of Loudon County Public Schools


Monday, August 26, 1:45-3 p.m.
Panel Discussion: “The State of Construction Procurement: A Look from All Angles”
Speakers include Tammy Rimes of the National Cooperative Procurement Partners; Wes Everett, Direct of Facilities for the City of Lubbock, TX; Tom DiGangi, Gordian’s Vice President of Government & Regulatory Affairs; John Castillo, Account Manager at Gordian


Tuesday, August 27, 1:45-3 p.m.
“So Many Choices: Determining the Right Construction Project Delivery Method for You”
Presented by Joe Tommie, Purchasing Director for Cobb County Government and  John Adler, Procurement Vice President for Dallas Area Rapid Transit


Wednesday, August 28, 8-9:15 a.m.
“Fiscally Steady: Financial Stability with Construction Contractors.”
Presented by Lourdes Coss, Author of “Procurement Methods: Effective Techniques”

Speaking Engagement
Title: The State of Construction Procurement: A Look from All Angles
Date: August 26, 2019
Time: 1:45 p.m.
Tammy Rimes, National Cooperative Procurement Partners
Tammy Rimes
Executive Director
National Cooperative Procurement Partners

Wes Everett, City of Lubbock
Wes Everett
Director of Facilities Management
City of Lubbock

Tom DiGangi, Gordian
Tom DiGangi
Vice President of Government & Regulatory Affairs

John Castillo, Gordian
John Castillo
Account Manager

August 25, 2019 - August 28, 2019
Booth #1207
Austin Convention Center
Austin, TX
NIGP Enterprise Business Partner, NIGP Business Council, Forum Construction Track Sponsor