SFA and SFMI offer webinars throughout the year, FREE to members. These programs are designed to provide practical, quick tools and techniques to help properly maintain clean, safe, healthy school districts across the state.

Lunch and Learn Webinar Series

"Piggybacking" Exception to Competitive Bidding Requirements Under NYS General Municipal Law

Tuesday, June 12 :: 12:00-1:00pm

Presenter: Paul J. Brennan, FNIGP, CPPO, Director of Purchasing, County of Rockland

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The concept of “piggybacking” an existing government contract to meet a need for equipment, materials and supplies can provide efficiencies that save local governments both time and money. The concept of “piggybacking” is directly related to the use of National Cooperative Contracts.

However, determining which contracts can be “piggybacked” in compliance with General Municipal Law is not always easy and in many cases, can be quite confusing.

This webinar will review the benefits of piggybacking other government contracts and the due diligence that is required by each local government, prior to making a purchase off a contract awarded by another government entity.

Webinar attendees will learn:

  • The three prerequisites that must be met for “piggybacking” to fall within the exception of General Municipal Law
  • Determining Consistency with General Municipal Law, Section 103
  • Applying “Piggybacking” to procurements below the monetary bidding threshold
  • Other factors to consider such as
    1. Cost Savings Justification
    2. Contractual Relationships
    3. Insurance
    4. Audit of Claims
    4. Documentation          


Recent Webinars

NYSED Office of Facilities Planning Update

Wednesday, March  28 :: 12:00-1:00pm

Rosanne Groff talks about the Green Ribbon School Program and provide timely updates on policy, procedural and regulatory matters. This session, originally scheduled during the Classrooms of the Future Summit on March 7.

Download the PowerPoint presentation here. Watch here.


IPM Programs for Public Schools: It’s not your job alone

Tuesday, September 12 :: 12:00-1:00pm

Communication to and collaboration with stakeholders are the keys to consistently successful IPM programs in schools. Join us to look at tools and examples of successful outreach to administrators, teachers, staff, students, and parents.
♦ Lynn Braband, Sr. Extension Associate, NYS Community IPM Program, Cornell University


When the Fire Inspector Arrives: The Impact of the New Regulations on Your School

Thursday, June 15 :: 12:00-1:00pm


♦ Mark Mallick, Owner, H. Shay Fire Protection Inc.

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Thursday, March 30 :: 12:00-1:00pm

♦ Lynn Braband, Sr. Extension Associate, NYS Community IPM Program, Cornell University
♦ Joellen Lampman, School and Turfgrass IPM Extension Support Specialist, NYS IPM Program, Cornell Cooperative Extension

Nuisance Geese (Braband) PowerPoint                    Turfgrass and Geese Webinar (Lampman) PowerPoint

Geese Demonstration Project Video

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 :: 12:00-1:00pm

Presented by Paul Delon, Knowledge Manager of Prepared Response, Inc.

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