PEPS 4th Annual Conference – Dec. 1-2, 2021
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PEPS 4th Annual Conference – Dec. 1-2, 2021

TxDOT’s Professional Engineering Procurement Services (PEPS) Division held a two-day conference on Dec. 1-2, 2021.  The focus of the event was to provide insight and updates on the PEPS procurement processes to the consultant community and TxDOT’s districts and divisions.

The table displays the conference agenda and links to any presentations and session recordings for each session.

 

Wednesday, December 1

Time Description Resources
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

OPENING REMARKS

Lucio Vasquez, PEPS Deputy Division Director
Martin Rodin, PEPS Division Director
Brian Barth, TxDOT Deputy Executive Director, Program Delivery

 
9:00 - 10:00 a.m

DEVELOPING PROPOSAL PANEL DISCUSSION

Moderator: Martin Rodin

Panelists:
Kendall Baker, PEPS Rural Service Center
Luis Nieto, TxDOT Dallas District
Jacob Fuentes, Raba Kistner
Susan Nidam, HDR

 
10:15 - 11:45 a.m.

INVOICING 101

Tira Dobrozensky, PEPS Invoice Center
Priscilla Vasquez, PEPS Invoice Center

Presentation

SCREENING PROCESS TO AVOID DISQUALIFICATION

Noemi Rios, PEPS Service Center for Divisions
Phil Howlett, PEPS Rural Service Center

Presentation
Handouts
Recording

CEI PANEL DISCUSSION

Moderator: Jaime Vela

Panelists:
Shane Cunningham, TxDOT Tyler District
Daniel Garcia, TxDOT Pharr District
Ryan Smith, Halff Associates
Scott Ressler, HNTB
Candido Bocanegra, CONSOR

Recording

PEPS-SPECIFIC HUB AND DBE INFORMATION

Lisa Merwin, PEPS Center of Excellence

Presentation
Handouts
Recording

ADMINISTRATIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Roy Gonzales, PEPS Business Operations Center

Presentation
Recording

Noon - 1:00 p.m.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Marc Williams, TxDOT Executive Director

 
1:15- 2:45p.m.

HOW TO BECOME A PRIME PROVIDER PANEL DISCUSSION

Moderator: Jessica Andrews

Panelists:
Christine Graygor, Pape Dawson
Aaron Lauinger, Ulteig Engineers
Johnny Flores, Flores Geotechnical

Presentation
Recording

PRIME PROVIDER EVALUATIONS PANEL DISCUSSION

Moderator: Kendall Baker, PEPS Rural Service Center

Panelists:
Christopher Johnson, TxDOT Amarillo District
Matt Brazil, TxDOT Lufkin District
Robin Handel, CP&Y
K.D. Warach, HW Lochner

Presentation
Recording

ANNUAL RATE NEGOTIATIONS UPDATES

Norma Glasscock, PEPS Negotiations Center
Mark Lorance, CobbFendley

Presentation
Recording
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

PS-CAMS 101

Mindi Menzel, PEPS Center of Excellence
Gunalini Rajkumar, PEPS Center of Excellence

Presentation
3:00 - 4:30 p.m

PREPARING TO WORK WITH TXDOT

Clara Carbajal-Sanchez, PEPS San Antonio Service Center

Presentation
Recording

DRIVE PROGRAM PANEL DISCUSSION

Moderator: Caleb Bryant, PEPS DRIVE Program

Panelists:
Ruben Chavez, CEA Group
Taileah Hunter, TJ Hunter Engineering
Marques Allen, Shrewsberry
Zina Schwartz, CONSOR
Donna Adams, Atkins

Presentation
Recording
3:00 - 4:30 p.m

TXDOT RULE REVISIONS

Martha Juch, PEPS Center of Excellence

Presentation
Recording
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. DRIVE Reception Reception Video 1 (2:19)
Reception Video 2 (5:18)
Reception Video 3 (4:23)
Reception Video 4 (1:32:09)

 

Thursday, December 2

Time Description Resources
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.

WORK AUTHORIZATION DEVELOPMENT

Tamika Griffin, PEPS Service Center for Divisions

Presentation
Recording

ETHICS IN PEPS CONTRACTING

Kristin Alexander, TxDOT Compliance Division

Presentation
Recording

PRECERTIFICATION UPDATES

BONFIRE

Dan Neal, PEPS Center of Excellence

Presentation
Presentation

Recording

Level Of Effort Labor Hour Estimates

Cliff Hallford, PEPS Negotiations Center
Michael Haithcock, TxDOT Abilene District
Lauren Garduño, TxDOT Engineering Project Advisor

Presentation

Recording

9:45 - 11:15 a.m.

QUALITY CONTROL OF DELIVERABLES PANEL DISCUSSION

Moderator: Joe Jancuska, PEPS Dallas Service Center

Panelists:
Ashton Strong, TxDOT Dallas District
Spenta Irani, Jacobs

Recording

LEVEL OF EFFORT NEGOTIATIONS PANEL DISCUSSION

Moderator: Charles Davidson, PEPS Austin Service Center

Panelists:
Todd Speck, PEPS Austin Service Center
Jesse Bullard, TxDOT Austin District
Travis Falls, Volkert

Presentation
Recording

TXDOT CONTRACTS AND DOCUSIGN

Whitney Nalle, TxDOT Contract Services Division

Presentation
Handouts
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Anh Selissen, TxDOT Chief Information Officer

Presentation
Recording
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

CLOSING SESSION

Martin L. Rodin, PEPS Division Director

 

Disclosure: Recordings were not made available for every session, and in some cases the recordings are incomplete.  We have made every effort to provide as much of every session as possible.

Please use this QR code to take our conference survey.  Your feedback is appreciated.

 

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