SPOCon 2017 – Mahalo!


Mahalo to the 100+ government procurement and purchasing professionals and the 28 vendors who participated in SPOCon 2017 on October 20, 2017, at the Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel. We are  grateful to all of you, to ‘Olelo Community Media for recording parts of the event, and to the National Association of Procurement Officials for the funds to make this event possible.


Hawaii Procurement Excellence Team Award

Congratulations to the County of Hawaii Purchasing Division for winning the 2017 Hawaii Procurement Excellence Team Award!  The SPO also recognizes the other team nominees:

  • Founders of the Alaska-Hawaii Governmental Procurement Association
  • Past Performance Contracting Team, Division of Purchasing, Department of Budget and Fiscal Services, City and County of Honolulu

Sarah Allen presented the 2017 Procurement Professional Excellence Team Award to the County of Hawaii Purchasing Division. Congratulations to team members Jeff Dansdill (far right), Steve Wilhelm (center), Lori Shikuma, Larry Suenishi, and Krystie Campbell.

Please start planning for the 2018 Hawaii Procurement Professional Excellence Award (which will be given to an individual). Nominations are due August 31, 2018.

SPOCon 2017 Program and Training Materials

Here is the SPOCon 2017 Program for your reference and SPOCon 2017 Wrap-Up for some photos.

Handouts from training are as follows:

SPOCon 2016

Mahalo to the more than 110 state and county procurement/purchasing personnel, vendors who have statewide contracts, various speakers,  ‘Olelo Community Media, and Governor David Y. Ige for making SPOCon 2016 a success.  SPOCon, a one-day training event held on October 21, 2016, at the Hilton Waikiki Beach included

Please click on each topic above for a link to the handout.

You can also click on SPOCon 2016 Program for the complete program and 2016 SPOCon Recap for an overview of the event.