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Classes at GSA Expo 2002 Will Count as Continuing Education

GSA # 9947

May 15, 2002
deborah.ruiz@gsa.gov

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. General Services Administration today announced that over 40% of the classes being offered at GSA 2002 Expo in San Diego next week will be certified for Continuing Education Units (CEU). The GSA/FSS Office of Marketing is an Authorized Provider of International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) CEUs.

"This is a wonderful bonus for anyone looking to enhance their professional standing," said Gary Feit, Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Marketing in GSA's Federal Supply Service. "As a training event and product expo, GSA Expo 2002 offers federal procurement professionals an opportunity they can't find anywhere else. Now, many participants will also be able to earn certified CEU credits in a variety of topics while they're there."

The Expo takes place May 21-23 at the San Diego Convention Center and will feature more than 180 training hours on topics ranging from performance-based acquisition and best value contacting to reverse auctioning and alternative dispute resolution. In addition to GSA experts, the courses will be taught by instructors from agencies and organizations such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Defense, National Industries for the Blind, NISH, and the Drug Enforcement Agency, among others.

About 300,000 square feet of exhibit space will also be used by vendors to showcase their products and services to federal purchasing agents, procurement officials and federal procurement decision-makers, many of whom will be able to place their orders immediately by using GSAAdvantage!, the agency's award-winning online ordering system.

GSA Expo, now in its eighth year, is free for federal and military attendees and remains the agency's premier customer outreach event, showcasing more than 700 of GSA's commercial partners.

For more information and/or to register online, visit http://www.expo.gsa.gov.

GSA is a centralized federal procurement and property management agency created by Congress to improve government efficiency and help federal agencies better serve the public. It acquires, on behalf of federal agencies, office space, equipment, telecommunications, information technology, supplies and services. GSA, comprised of 14,000 associates, provides services and solutions for the office operations of over 1 million federal workers located in 8,300 government -owned and leased buildings in 1,600 U.S. communities.