Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
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Armstrong Center 
13040 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419

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Dr. Christina Hobbs 
Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia 

University System of Georgia (USG)

Procurement Expo 2017 

Port of Call - Savannah!

Come to the 11th Annual University System of Georgia (USG) Procurement Expo hosted by Armstrong State University. At USG Procurement Expo 2017 you will explore business opportunities with the University System of Georgia. Network with federal, state, and local agencies and prime construction management firms.

Join us for the luncheon program highlighting business opportunities with Georgia's ports, Chatham County, Savannah-Chatham County Public School System, and the City of Savannah!

  • This one-day event includes sessions on navigating the procurement process of the University System of Georgia. Meet buyers and contracting officers from the public colleges and universities of the State of Georgia
  • Network with representatives from the Georgia Department of Administrative Services, Georgia Department of Transportation, federal, state, and local government agencies
  • Meet prime construction management firms currently working with the University System of Georgia


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

8:30AM Registration

10:00AM Morning Session

Navigating the University System of Georgia procurement process in the areas of construction projects, facilities management, and general procurement

General Procurement

Moderator: Ms. Daphne Burch, USG Procurement Expo 2017 Co-chair and Procurement Director, Armstrong State University

Construction/Facilities Management

Moderator: Ms. Katie Twining, Associate Vice President fo Facilities,     Georgia Southern University


12:15PM Luncheon Program

This year we will explore business opportunities with the Savannah ports and shipping industry

Moderator: Mr. Vince "The Voice" Bailey, Vince Bailey Productions

Luncheon Panel

Mr. James C. "Jamie" McCurry                                                             Chief Administrative Officer                                                          Georgia Ports Authority

Mr. Connell Heyward                                                                                MWBE Coordinator                                                                    Chatham County Purchasing & Contracting

Ms. MarRonde Lumpkin-Lotson                                                         SEC Administrator                                                                     Savannah Entrepreneurial Center                                                       City of Savannah

Ms. Sabrina Scales                                                                       Director of Finance and Business                                             Savannah-Chatham County Public School System


2:00PM Exhibits Open

Visit with procurement officials from the University System of Georgia, federal, state, and local agencies, and prime construction management firms

Hotel Information

When registering, please mention that you are attending an event at Armstrong State University and would like the Armstrong rate.

Fairfield Inn I-95 South, 17027 Abercorn Street, Savannah 31419     Call 912-925-5050 for the Armstrong Rate $91.00

Springhill Suites by Marriott, 11317 Abercorn Street, Savannah         Call 912-920-3784 for the Armstrong Rate $96.00

TownPlace Suites by Marriott, 11309 Abercorn Street, Savannah          Call 912-920-9080 for the Armstrong Rate $84.00 

Cancellation Policy

Due to pre-registration costs and guarantees, refunds or credits are not extended for this event. However, registrations are transferable. On the day of the event, the substitute attendee must present a copy of the registration receipt or email verification to be admitted to the event.

Photo Release

By registering for this event, I grant to the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia the right to take photographs of me and my property in connection with the USG Procurement Expo. I authorize the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia to use and publish the same in print and/or electronically. I agree that the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia may use such photographs of me with or without my name and for any lawful purpose including, for example, such purposes as publicity and web content.