Wednesday, March 4, 2015

My Last Regular Blog Posting

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

As I wrote in my blog of January 11, 2015, I have decided to stop writing regular blog postings as part of scaling back my consulting and training work, and to give me more time to focus on other interests such as writing.  After March 5, 2015, the day of my last regular blog posting, I will still be accepting consulting and training opportunities.

Last Blog:  This will be my last regular posting on Mike Purdy's Public Contracting Blog.

Blog will remain online:  My Public Contracting Blog will remain online at where you can still search by keywords and research topics based on the subject index.

Focus on Presidential History:  I will be writing more frequently for my Presidential History Blog.  
  • Blog:  If you’re interested in this, you can sign up for a free email subscription to my Presidential History Blog at  
  • Video:  Be sure to watch the entertaining and educational 6 minute "Presidential History News" video that my son and I developed that is on the website.  It delivers "live" news coverage of key moments in presidential history. This first video tells the surprising story of the presidential election returns for 1916 between incumbent Woodrow Wilson and challenger Charles Evans Hughes.
I hope that my Public Contracting blogs over the last almost eight years have been helpful for you in managing the important work of public procurement and contracting. 

All the best,
Mike Purdy's Public Contracting Blog
© 2015 by Michael E. Purdy Associates, LLC


Tina M Borger, CPPO said...

Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge and experience with us for so many years on your blog, Mike. I will miss seeing your emails come through, but I am happy you are pursuing your other interests. A new audience is exciting!

Mike Purdy said...

Thank you, Tina, for your very kind comments about my blog. I'm looking forward to pursuing my lifelong interest in presidential history.

Darryl said...

Mike, Many thanks to all your hard word work and attention to detail by providing an invaluable source of information. I know the rest of Washington school districts purchasing group relied and trusted your comments, opinions and information as much as I did.

Have fun with the Prez blog!

Shoreline SD

Mike Purdy said...

Darryl, It has been a pleasure to be of assistance over the years, and I'm glad that you found my blog to be helpful. Thanks for writing to let me know. Much appreciated. Mike

Sue Nielsen said...

Thanks Mike! I'll miss your morning emails. I've shared many of them with my fellow Public Works employees. Always interesting and reliable information.
Enjoy your well deserved semi-retirement!

Mike Purdy said...

Thanks, Sue, for your comments. I'm glad that you've always found my blog postings to be interesting and reliable. Thanks, also, for the good wishes as I moved into semi-retirement. All the best to you.

Ryan said...

Mike, I just found your site and I have to say it is pure gold! I'm sad to see that you are no longer updating it as you were. However, there is still tons to learn here.