August 10, 2023 – August 11, 2023 all-day America/Chicago Timezone
ETCOG Meeting Room
3800 Stone Rd
Texas 75662

Procurement (In-Person)

Cost: There is no fee for this training, but registration is required due to limited space. These courses are made possible through a grant with TxDOT.

August 10-11, 2023 – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM each day

Location: ETCOG Meeting Room,  at 3800 Stone Rd, Kilgore, Texas 75662

Trainer: Greg Harnett, RLS


This workshop will cover the fundamental rules for conducting FTA-funded procurements.  Specifically, we will examine the requirements associated with each threshold of procurement (i.e., micro-purchase, small purchase, formal purchase), non-competitive procurements, joint and “piggyback” procurements, rolling stock procurement and disposition, and procurement of design and construction services.  Further, we will discuss the causes of common procurement findings arising from FTA audits, as well as what agencies can do to achieve compliance in these areas.The FTA Procurement Essentials training is a two-part program designed to guide grant recipients through the complex and dynamic regulatory landscape of FTA-funded purchasing.  In the first module, the training will provide an interactive overview of critical procurement guidance and resources available to assist grant recipients, including FTA’s Circular 4220.1F, Best Practices Procurement & Lessons Learned Manual, and Contractors Manual, as well as National RTAP’s ProcurementPRO.  The first module will also illustrate the requirements applicable to various procurement sizes and types, including micro-purchases, simplified acquisitions (also known as small purchases), formal purchases, non-competitive procurements (i.e., sole source and single bid procurements), joint and “piggyback” procurements, and rolling stock purchases.

Hotel: Comfort Suites Kilgore, 1210 Hwy. 259 N, Kilgore, TX 75662

Rate: $90.00 plus tax

Group name: Texas Transit Association (July 21st is the last day to book under the TTA block)

(903) 984-2385

TTA – Procurement Training (In-Person)