Thursday, February 4, 2010

Mike Purdy Retires on February 5, 2010

Friday, February 5, 2010 will mark my last day as the Contracts Manager at the University of Washington, as I retire after more than 30 years as a manager in public contracting.  Prior to the University of Washington, I was the contracting manager for both the City of Seattle and the Seattle Housing Authority

In my retirement, I plan to remain active in contracting issues in the state and nationally through my consultant business, Michael E. Purdy Associates.  I will consult with and advise government agencies, contractors, and consultants, as well as provide frequent training.  I will also continue to maintain Mike Purdy's Public Contracting Blog.

I also have plans in my retirement to pursue some writing projects I have dreamed of for a long time, starting with a book on U.S. presidential history.

My life has been enriched over these last 30 years of working with so many dedicated, talented, and compassionate professionals, and in developing many good friendships, and I look forward to continuing with these relationships.

Here's to the next 30 years!  You'll still be hearing from me!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I actually just found your blog today and think it's extordinarily helpful with a current bid protest I'm dealing with. Congratulations on your retirement, and I hope we continue to hear from you on this blog.