State Agency Panel

September 13, 2017
11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
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The Embassy Suites
6646 Old Collamer Road S
East Syracuse, NY 13057

Take advantage of this great chance to learn more about the opportunities available for your firm with the State of New York. You won't want to miss this panel discussion with representatives from some of the State's top agencies!

Come and learn from State procurement officials about new and upcoming opportunities, contracts, and projects that are slated to be advertised during the next year. Representatives will provide tips on securing these types of contracts and projects. In addition, panelists will discuss trends and innovations that play a key role in State contract procurement. 

There will be a Q&A period following the moderated panel discussion.


Our panelists are:

Louis Cirelli, PE, Director of Procurement, Dormitory Authority State of New York

Lou Cirelli is the Director of Procurement of the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) and manages all DASNY's contracting and procurement activities.  Mr. Cirelli has been in this role for 17 years and has been with the State of New York for 31 years.  He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New York and is a Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence.  

Bruce Trobridge, PE, Director of Procurement, NYS Office of General Services

Bruce Trobridge is the Director of Consultant Procurement in OGS' Design and Construction Group.  In this role, Bruce oversees the procurement of architects, engineers, land surveyors, construction managers, and testing companies.  He manages approximately 180 of these contracts from procurement planning through contract implementation and closeout.


Arthur Foo, Director of Capital Procurement, State University Construction Fund

Arthur Foo has been with the State University Construction Fund since 2008 and is currently the Director of Capital Procurement.  He oversees the procurement of design and engineering consultants, construction managers, and Job Order Contracting (JOC) contracts.  His unit also performs Vendor Responsibility reviews for all contracts for design and construction related services.  

James Chicoine, Director, Capital and Contracts Management, NYS Thruway Authority

Jim Chicoine currently serves as the Director of Capital and Contracts Management at the New York State Thruway Authority.  During his ten years at the NYSDOT and 24 years at the Authority, he has served in a variety of roles.


The schedule is as follows:

11:30am – 12:00pm: Networking

12:00pm – 12:30pm: Lunch

12:30pm – 2:30pm: Agency Panel and Q&A


A buffet lunch will be provided.


Register four or more people from your firm and enjoy the member price for all attendees!


$45.00 Member

$80.00 Non Member