2018 PEPS conference presentations
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2018 PEPS conference presentations

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.

Professional Engineering Procurement Services

Tuesday, Nov. 27

Time Event
10 - 11:15 a.m.

Opening Remarks

  • Lucio Vasquez, PEPS Deputy Division Director
  • Martin Rodin, PEPS Division Director
  • Brian Barth, Director of Project Planning & Development
noon - 1 p.m.

Lunch and Keynote Address

  • Randy Hopmann, Director of District Operations
1:30 - 3 p.m.

Understanding the Federal Procurement Process

  • Martha Juch, PEPS Center of Excellence

Negotiations - Rates and Level of Effort

  • Shirin Helmi, PEPS Central Service Center
  • Phil Howlett, PEPS San Antonio Service Center

Contract Services Updates

  • Kenneth Stewart, Contract Services Division Director
3:30 - 5 p.m.

HUB/DBE Issues

  • Teresita Alvarado, TxDOT Civil Rights Division
  • Martha Arnold, TxDOT Civil Rights Division

Consultant Selection Team (CST) Scoring and How Selection Teams Are Formed

  • Raul Ortega, PEPS Service Center for Divisions

Administrative Qualifications Requirements and Processes

  • Roy Gonzales, PEPS Business Operations Manager
  • Bruce Reed, PEPS Business Operations Center

Wednesday, Nov. 28

Time Event
8 - 9:30 a.m.

Conducting Prime Provider Evaluations

  • Travis Campbell, Project Delivery Office Supervisor
  • Dan M. Neal II, PEPS Center of Excellence Section Director

Construction Engineering Inspection Issues

  • Kori Rodriguez, PEPS Service Center for Divisions Director
  • Gina E. Gallegos, Construction Division Director

Precertification and Non-Listed Work Categories

  • Stacy James, PEPS Center of Excellence
10 - 11:15 a.m.

Preclusion - When and How Preclusion Is Applied

  • Dan M. Neal II, PEPS Center of Excellence Section Director

Work Authorization Development

  • Jaime Vela, PEPS Central Service Center Manager

Invoicing - An Update on Invoicing and the New PEPS Invoice Center

  • Tira Dobrozensky, PEPS Invoice Center Manager
  • Priscilla Canales, PEPS Invoice Center
  • Nichole Cervantes, PEPS Invoice Center
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, PEPS Division Director