TxDOT’s Professional Engineering Procurement Services (PEPS) Division held a two-day conference on Nov. 27 and 28, 2018. The event highlighted internal procurement processes for the benefit of the consultant community and other TxDOT districts and divisions.

The table displays the conference agenda and presentations.

Tuesday, Nov. 27

Duration Event
10 - 11:15 a.m. Opening Remarks
Lucio Vasquez, P.E., PEPS Deputy Division Director
Martin Rodin, P.E., PEPS Division Director
Brian Barth, P.E., Director of Project Planning & Development
noon - 1 p.m. Lunch and Keynote Address
Randy Hopmann, P.E., Director of District Operations
1:30 - 3 p.m.
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Understanding the Federal Procurement Process
Martha Juch, P.E., CFM, D.WRE
    PEPS Continuous Improvement Project Manager

Negotiations - Rates and Level of Effort
Shirin Helmi, P.E., PMP, CFM, Procurement Engineer - PEPS Central Service Center
Phil Howlett, P.E., Procurement Engineer - PEPS San Antonio Service Center

Contract Services Updates
Kenneth Stewart - Contract Services Division Director
3:30 - 5 p.m.
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
HUB/DBE Issues
Teresita Alvarado, Project Specialist
    Civil Rights HUB Statewide Outreach and Reporting
Martha Arnold, Project Specialist
    Civil Rights DBE Statewide Outreach and Reporting

Consultant Selection Team (CST) Scoring and How Selection Teams Are Formed
Raul Ortega, P.E., Procurement Engineer - PEPS Central Service Center

Administrative Qualifications Requirements and Processes
Roy Gonzales, PEPS Business Operations Manager
Bruce Reed, RM, CRMA, Administrative Qualifications Analyst

Wednesday, Nov. 28

Duration Event
8 - 9:30 a.m.
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Conducting Prime Provider Evaluations
Travis Campbell, P.E., Project Delivery Office Supervisor
Dan M. Neal II, P.E., P.G., PEPS Center of Excellence Section Director

Construction Engineering Inspection Issues
Kori Rodriguez, P.E., PEPS Section Director - Service Center for Divisions
Gina E. Gallegos, P.E., Construction Division Director

Precertification and Non-Listed Work Categories
Stacy James, P.E., PEPS Continuous Improvement Project Manager
10 - 11:15 a.m.
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Preclusion - When and How Preclusion Is Applied
Dan M. Neal II, P.E., P.G., PEPS Center of Excellence Section Director

Work Authorization Development
Jaime Vela, P.E., PEPS Central Service Center Manager

Invoicing - An Update on Invoicing and the New PEPS Invoice Center
Tira Dobrozensky, CTCM, PEPS Invoice Center Manager
Priscilla Canales, Invoice Center Lead
Nichole Cervantes, Invoice Center Lead
noon - 1 p.m. Lunch and Keynote Address
James M. Bass, TxDOT Executive Director
1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Closing Session - Future Changes in PEPS
Martin Rodin, P.E., PEPS Division Director

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