The 2019 FAPPO Fall Workshop will be on Tuesday October 29, 2019 at the Tradewinds Island Resort, 5600 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach (Note the date change). Conference registration costs for the one-day workshop is $99 for FAPPO members or $149 for non-members. Workshop registration deadline is October 21, 2019.

FAPPO has reserved a block of rooms for Monday night at the rate of $121 per night. To receive the discounted price, be sure to let the Group Reservation Department representative know that you are with the Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials. Call 1-800-808-9833 to make your reservations. To assure accommodation availability, hotel reservations must be made by September 29, 2019. Any extended nights at the hotel will be at the prevailing rate and based upon availability as follows: $130 per night for a hotel room, $185 per night for a suite, or $205 per night for a gulf-front suite, all based upon single or double occupancy.

Other helpful tips: breakfast and lunch are included in the registration costs; check-in time is after 4:00 P.M.; check out is 11:00 A.M; self-parking for one car per room is included; parking for non-overnight attendees is subject to availability at the rate of $10 per day; valet parking is an additional $8 fee.

The Fall Workshop Chair, Kristina Rodriguez, is putting together a great lineup of educational opportunities through general sessions and breakout workshops………more to come on the agenda in the next couple of weeks.


What's New

Recruitment for FAPPO UPPCC CPPB Representative

Members who are interested in being considered for this position must submit their Letter of Interest, Resume and Application packet no later than October 23, 2019 to the attention of Cheryl L. Olson, MBA, C.P.M., CPM, CPPO, Director of Purchasing and Distribution Services, Seminole Public Schools, 400 East Lake Mary Blvd., Sanford, FL 32773, or via email to Additional details regarding this position and the Application Forms are available for download on the website, "What's New" section. Please contact Cheryl at 407-320-0243 with any questions.

2020 Conference Call for Presentations

FAPPO is requesting proposals for presentations at the 2020 Annual Conference, which will be held at The Rosen Centre, in Orlando, FL from May 17-20, 2020. The deadline to submit your proposed presentation is December 1, 2019. We are looking for workshop presentations with current and interesting information for our members that relates to our conference theme: Organizational Sustainability. We want engaging, dynamic, and high quality presentations related to looking for new ways of operating, being open to evolving, and implementing innovative ways to interact and deliver benefits that meet the requisites of a diverse and changing demographic, that will benefit and inform our members. Workshops will vary between 30 and 60 minutes.

Call for Nominations Member Recognition Awards

Call for Nominations 2020 Member Recognition Awards-deadline January 30, 2020.

UPPCC Announces Broader Eligibility Requirements

The Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) announced July 17, 2019 that it is introducing new, broader eligibility qualifications for those wishing to apply for the CPPO® and CPPB® certifications.

The Value of FAPPO Membership

Find Out All About the Value of FAPPO Membership!