Procurement Games

Procurement Games

Is the field EVER LEVELED in your favor? Minority, Women, Veteran Small businesses can make millions in contracting! Unfortunately, they are challenged by the government procurement processes. Talk of leveling the playing field is the main theme, yet little is done to move us forward. The PROCUREMENT GAMES Podcast and Open Conversations brings our voices together to move us forward to changing the way the rules are set and the games are played.

Episodes

April 27, 2022 31 min

Host R.Lynn Pingol is joined by Director Kara Jenkins of Nevada Equal Rights Commission (NERC) to share how small businesses can take advantage of NERC's program to teach non-discriminatory practices and creating equity based hiring practices that result in a diverse workforce! 

About Kara Jenkins
Kara Jenkins serves as Administrator to the Nevada Equal Rights Commission (NERC).  In this capacity, Ms. Jenkins oversees the proces...

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Heather Avila - President & CEO of LIVE Electric joins host R. Lynn Pingol to discuss her journey as an enpretreneur and how she used the resources of government agencies and her inner network to position herself for the WIN!  

Heather founded Live Electric Inc in 2014. She brings her 20+ years’ of experience overseeing strategic business advancement and development to the construction industry. Her business philosophy is gr...

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Army Veteran and President of Nevada Women in Trades - Eveylyn Pacheco, joins host- R.Lynn Pingol to discuss the importance of her pre-apprenticeship program for the construction community!

Nevada Women in Trades (NVWIT) is a non-profit corporation registered in the state of Nevada with a mission: To prepare  women in Nevada for successful careers in high skilled blue-collar (trade) occupations.  A first step in the process of prep...

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Tamiko Trott-Binns shares her journey and some critical points about the construction industy, from the lenses of a Black Woman Contractor,  with host R.Lynn Pingol x

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R.Lynn Pingol drives the conversation with Trailblazer Karin McCabe- McGough Construction on how they are leveling the playing field in their bidding process!  

About Karin

Karin has worked in the construction industry since 1999. Upon completion of a Women Venture construction training program, she started her career with McGough in the field. Always ready for new challenges she has been involved with Project Coordination, departmen...

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Comfort Dondo - Executive Director of Pumulani MN and Author of Facing the Giants - joins R. Lynn Pingol on the platform of domestic violence and how the industry needs to shift so that the providers reflect the demographics it serves.  

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R.Lynn Pingol is joined by Erinn Farrell - Co-Founder & Partner at The Coven - a unique and amazing space for women with intent to make radical changes to community.  

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Stacy J. Powell of SJP Independent Consultants joins host R. Lynn Pingol, to discuss her entrepeneur journey and how the Human Resource industry should shift their mindset in preparation for the next generation in the coming COVID endemic era!

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Noel Nix, Director of Community Initatives for the Office of Mayor Melvin Carter joins R.Lynn Pingol to discuss and invite small businesses and community to take a seat at the table and engage to influence change, especially for communities of color! 

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R.Lynn Pingol is joined by Deseria Galloway of Wellspring Second Chances to share how her organization is helping traumatized individuals, youth, and returning citizens in our community. 

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R.Lynn Pingol chats with Foster Hackett, III - President of Advanced Design Contracting about his drive to succeed, calculated risks, and uniting minorities for the win as the infrastructure bill looms ahead with no clear direction on how minorities, women, and veteran owned small businesses are going to be included.  

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The tenacious  Robin Hickman-Winfield joins R. Lynn Pingol in this episode to share her deep connection to Rondo, her inspiration from her Great Uncle Gordon Parks, and the evolution of Soultouch Productions.  

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Ben Baglio, Director of MN Governor's Workforce  Development Board joins R. Lynn Pingol to share the WAIO federal workforce programs and how YOU can become an influencer of where the money goes and the policies that help dictate it.  Learn how you can join the board at the local and state level..having that coveted seat at the table!

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Gerri Harris joins R. Lynn Pingol in this powerful podcast!  Gerri shares her insghts from her days working with minorities, women and veteran owned businesses, as the Executive Director at MGM while also realizing how she positioned herself for her next journey...as an entrepreneur! 

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Babette & Patrick Buckner of Moltron Builders joins R.Lynn Pingol to converse about the procurement challenges that exists in the construction industry and how they maximized being a union signatory along with their network to win!  








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Ramona Wilson  joins Lynn on this first episode of The Chat -Trailblazers to talk about her role in transforming 3M DEI and Supplier Diversity Program.

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Paul Edlund shares his story of strategizing and positioning his general constracting company by eliminating barriers of entry by deciding to become a union sigatory, expanding his network through participation, and more. 

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Growing up with eczema, Sabrina Jones experienced the adverse effects of synthetic lotions and medicated treatments. Her struggle continued into adulthood. She suffered headaches, dry skin, allergies, and anxiety from a high-stress career in child protection. When she became pregnant, she knew she needed to take control of her health and find a better way to deal with the stress and take care of her skin.

She researched essential oi...

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Born and raised in Minnesota, Hispanic-American Mark Vargas, Direcotr of Foresight General Contracting and Consulting, shares his entrepeneurship journey and challenges.  

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Jared Petersen CEO of Straightforward - shares his entrepreneur story and the challenges he faced when he looked at government contracts in an the tech industry.  You'll hear how the system did not position opportunities to be truly open for minority participation!  

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