Georgia Procurement Conference
Update: GPC 2020 Cancellation
Due to the continued impact of the COVID19 pandemic on our economy, and after much deliberation with our partners and advisors, the Georgia Department of Administrative Services, State Purchasing Division has made the difficult decision to cancel our Annual Georgia Procurement Conference (GPC), scheduled for August 11-13 at the Jekyll Island Convention Center. The decision to cancel the GPC reflects our continued efforts to ensure the safety of all participants.
DOAS will cancel all conference registrations and process refunds for suppliers and attendees over the next 45-60 days. Each registrant will need to cancel their own lodging reservations associated with the conference.
Additional details concerning the cancellation of the 2020 conference and refund process can be found on the DOAS website.
For questions or additional information concerning this notification, please contact Josh Borden at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you again for your continued participation in the Conference and for your patience as we work through these issues.
We look forward to GPC 2021 and hope to see you then!
Update: GPC 2020 Postponement Frequently Asked Questions
We have posted information related to transferring registrations or obtaining refunds for registrants. Examine the following link for further details: GPC 2020 Postponement FAQs. Please respond to the survey referenced and emailed to all registered attendees and exhibitors by April 11, 2020.
Update: GPC 2020 Postponement Notice
After much deliberation and many conversations with our partners and advisors, the Georgia Department of Administrative Services, State Purchasing Division has decided to postpone our Annual Georgia Procurement Conference (GPC), originally scheduled for April 21-23, 2020 in Jekyll Island. The conference will now take place August 11-13 at the Jekyll Island Convention Center.
The decision to postpone the conference amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis/pandemic is consistent with recommendations from public health organizations and the presidential declaration of a national emergency. Additionally, the health and well-being of our guests and staff is our top priority, particularly under these unprecedented circumstances and rapidly changing information. The most recent escalations of the coronavirus status impacted our decision:
- The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified the coronavirus as a global pandemic
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created guidelines for implementing mitigation strategies and, as of March 15th, has released updated guidance advising schools, workplaces and community organizations to cancel or postpone gatherings of more than 50 people
- On March 13, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency in the United States; Governor Brian P. Kemp declared a public health state of emergency in Georgia on March 14
We understand how valuable our Annual Conference is to Georgia Procurement Professionals and our Supplier Community members. To that end, we want to ensure that we continue to deliver a quality conference and excellent service to our customers. We are thankful to the Jekyll Island Convention Center and the many partners who have committed to joining us for the conference at this later date.
We are currently identifying the processes that need to be in place to transfer current registrations for both suppliers and attendees and will communicate further once we have had the chance to work through the details. Updates will be sent via email to all registered suppliers and attendees. Please note that attendees must cancel their own travel and hotel reservations directly. We suggest that you review reservation policies as soon as possible. Hotel room blocks for the August dates will be communicated to all registered attendees and suppliers when established so that participants may make travel arrangements.
Finally, thank you for your patience as we navigate the many details that need to be addressed following this important decision. We are committed to working through the current situation as quickly as possible and look forward to seeing you in August.
Welcome to the Georgia Procurement Conference (GPC), the state's largest education and networking event for public procurement professionals and supplier partners. This unique conference provides an excellent opportunity for procurement professionals to learn new techniques and best practices from state and national industry experts, develop purchasing strategies that drive efficiency within their organizations, obtain recertification credits, and engage with fellow professionals, suppliers and state purchasing officers to build better relationships and stronger partnerships.
By clicking on the "GPC 2020" link below, you can access important information about the 2020 Georgia Procurement Conference. By clicking on the other links below, you can access presentations and photos of prior years' conferences and supplier expos.
Conference Mission and Vision
GPC Mission Statement
The Georgia Procurement Conference’s mission is to advance the development of ethical and innovative procurement strategies within Georgia governmental entities through collaboration, professional development, networking and advocacy.
GPC Vision Statement
GPC will be the State's premier conference on leading-edge procurement business practices and techniques, inspiring progress through education, excellence, and interaction.