Collaborative Procurements: Perspectives from Multiple Stakeholders

Friday, October 18 | 9:00AM–9:50AM | Meeting Room 211A/B
Session Type: Professional Development
MEEC is a statewide, K–20-leveraged IT products and services procurement consortium. Membership consists of public, private, and federal institutions and libraries. MEEC stakeholders include members, vendors, and the host organization. This interactive panel discussion will explore the value proposition for participating in MEEC from the perspective of these stakeholder groups.

Learn how to develop a win-win-win strategy for leveraged procurements. | Hear about potential savings in the procurement process. | Realize there are secondary benefits, such as the goodwill of funders, by taking the initiative in consortial approaches.


  • Chad Kearsley

    ATU Manager, Microsoft Corporation
  • Tamara Petronka

    Executive Director MEEC, University System of Maryland