Procurement Expert Speaks to GCC Students

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Guam – What procurement officers do affects people. That was one of the messages Dr. Danielle Conway had for students in GCC’s Procurement Course this morning.

Conway, director of the Hawaii Procurement Institute, is on island for a three-day procurement conference sponsored by Bank of Hawaii and being hosted by the Guam Chamber of Commerce and the Guam Procurement Advisory Council.

“This affects people’s lives,” Conway told students, speaking about the human impact of procurement rules and regulations. She used an example of small contractors being eliminated from a bid at Arlington National Cemetery, when it was discovered that their skills were what was needed for the headstones in the cemetery. GCC’s course in Fundamentals and Principles of Procurement started Monday, July 23, and runs through Friday, August 10. Course instructors are John Thomas Brown and Gerry Perez.

[Dr. Danielle Conway, director of the Hawaii Procurement Institute, speaks to students in GCC’s Procurement class on Tuesday, July 24, about the human element of procurement.  Conway is on island for a three-day procurement seminar sponsored by Bank of Hawaii and presented by the Guam Chamber of Commerce and the Guam Procurement Advisory Council.]

Persons interested in registering for the course can contact GCC’s Continuing Education & Workforce Development Office at 735-5574, or email learning4life@guamcc.edu.