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Nuts and Bolts of Procurement

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Event calendar iconMay 27, 2021

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This virtual course will be delivered regionally via Zoom.

Registration is open to insular government professionals.

This course is limited to the paid participants of the 2021 AGA GPDC. Please ensure that your registration fee has been paid.

Course Description

This course explains why participating in government procurement not only requires an understanding of laws and regulations but a sound foundation of values and principles, ethics, and risks of public procurement.

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After successful completion of this course, participants will:

  • Understand the stages of the procurement life cycle of how the positive benefits of one stage leads to stronger results in the next stage.
  • Understand how the values and guiding principles of public procurement lay the foundation of how we interpret procurement laws and regulations and how values influence our behaviors and how guiding principles guide the behavior of the procurement profession.
  • Understand what the risks of public procurement are and the importance of awareness of certain risks.

Who Should Attend

2021 AGA GPDC Registrants










May 27, 2021

8:30 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.


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CPEs - 2 Credit Hours

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Virtual Delivery

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Yuka Hechanova, CPA, CIA, CGFM, CGAP, CGMA

Yuka Hechanova, CPA, CIA, CGFM, CGAP, CGMA


Yuka Hechanova is the Guam Memorial Hospital Authority’s Chief Financial Officer overseeing a staff of almost 100 in General Accounting, Patient Registration, Patient Affairs (Billing, Collections, Follow-Up), and Medical Records. She is also an adjunct instructor of procurement at the Guam Community College. She has 20 years of Government of Guam experience in auditing and accounting including 12 years at the Office of Public Accountability where she worked her way up to Deputy Public Auditor and over 5 years at the Guam Waterworks Authority where she established the Internal Audit division and later managed the accounting department as Controller. In these roles, Yuka has been an auditee and an auditor which has provided valuable experience in understanding the challenges in government agencies, most recently as CFO of Guam’s only public hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic. Yuka’s experience with government procurement stems from her time at the OPA auditing government procurement and issuing decisions on procurement appeals. In 2015, she was part of an initiative for cooperative procurement audits in the Pacific sponsored by the Pacific Association of Supreme Audit Institutions and INTOSAI (International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions).