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2021 PEPS conference presentations

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.

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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.