We make it easier to purchase

goods & services

The Best Value Conference helps professionals automate their procurement process so you can purchase products & services faster, cheaper, and with better results

January 13th - 17th | Tempe, Arizona

An easier way to purchase services


Does research take too much time?


Do you re-explain your RFP to vendors?


Do you worry about protests?


Do you have to write lengthy RFPs?


Is your budget too small?


Do you spend a lot of time on contracts?

Our 4-phase model cuts your workload in half!

"The approach is simply a logical approach to conducting business by aligning resources in the best possible way ... If you haven't looked into the Best Value Conference - it's something you should do immediately."

-Ted Garrison, CSP

What is different about the Best Value Conference?

We teach a proven 4-phase model that makes it easier to purchase expert-level services at a reasonable cost. At the Best Value Conference, you’ll learn our model, meet other practitioners, and earn an international certification.

Less Research

Eliminate all preliminary research on services.


Fewer Submittals

Decrease vendor submittals to 5 pages or less.


No Negotiations

Make a contract without negotiation.

Shorter RFP

Write an RFP in less than 1 hour.


More Accountability

Prevent protest with transparent tracking


Best Value Services

Purchase the Best Value for the lowest cost.

Save up to 30% on all project costs!











Plans & Pricing

Early Bird Group Rate


2+ Attendees

Early Bird Single Rate


Single Attendee

About the Venue

DoubleTree Hilton Hotel - Phoenix Tempe


Near Arizona State University, Mill Ave, & Shopping Malls


Easy freeway access, free airport shuttle and 24-hour business center


Palm tree-lined outdoor swimming pool and spa


On-site dining and access to local cuisine

Hotel discounts available for conference attendees

What is included in the conference?

Sign up for a free consultation call!

About the Best Value Approach

The Best Value Approach (BVA) was developed by Dr. Dean Kashiwagi in 1992. It has been tested over 2,000 times delivering $6.6B of services in 10 different countries. In 2019, 27 years later, the first 3 states, who utilized the BVA, Hawaii, Utah and Oklahoma, are utilizing a “Cadillac” version that is semi-automated and saves 30% of the project costs. BVA is the most licensed intellectual property (IP) developed at Arizona State University, voted the Most Innovative University in the country for four years in a row. 2019 is special because BVA is being utilized by one of the largest professional consulting companies in the world for the first time. The 2019 version of the BVA is a New Project Management and Risk Management model that automates both responsibilities. It is a game-changer in the optimization of services in the age of information systems and robotics. Every organization who buys services should be exposed to the visionary BVA experts at the Best Value Conference.

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Meet the Best Value Founder

Former ASU Professor, Dr. Dean Kashiwagi is the author of the Best Value Approach and founder of PBSRG and KSM Inc. A Fulbright Scholar and Coordinator of CIB W117 Performance Measurement in Construction, his performance line includes:

  • Leading $1.3 Billion Dutch Government infrastructure project
  • 31 international honors and awards
  • 350+ Publications
  • 300+ Keynotes, talks, and presentations
  • 14 years of service in the United States Air Force

Best Value Honors and Awards

2016 Saint Louis School Academic Innovation Award

2012 IFMA Fellowship

2012 Dutch Sourcing Awards

2011 IFMA MSP Chapter Facility Practitioner of the Year

2007 COAA Gold Award

2007 FCM’s Station Style Gold Medal in Design Excellence

2005 H. Bruce Russell Global Innovators Award – Harvard University

2001 Pono Technology Award – State of Hawaii

Register now to secure your spot!

Early bird registration closes on October 21st

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