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Tales from the Trenches

Tales from the Trenches

Evolution of Strategic Sourcing

Strategic sourcing has been around for a few decades. This paper provides valuable insight into the use of this approach to state procurement. It discusses benefits and challenges, common misconceptions, how it differs from traditional procurement and where it can add value. Information obtained through phone interviews with 15 states are highlighted in the paper. The paper also addresses most successful and challenging spend categories and an assessment of how strategic sourcing has evolved over the past decade and where it is headed.
Sunday, March 1, 2015/Author: Melanie Bowzer/Number of views (3089)/Comments (0)/
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Top 10 Focus Areas for State Procurement

Top 10 Focus Areas for State Procurement

This is a list of top priorities to guide the association’s programmatic activities in 2015. The top 10 ranking of state procurement focus areas reflects the collective voice of State Central Procurement Officers who voted on their top 10 priorities, based on the relevance and existing or anticipated impact on state procurement policies in their respective NASPO member state.
Sunday, February 1, 2015/Author: Melanie Bowzer/Number of views (3038)/Comments (0)/
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Thursday, August 7, 2014/Author: Jordan Henson/Number of views (3329)/Comments (0)/
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Green Purchasing Guide

Green Purchasing Guide

This revised guide is an easy-to-use tool including basic concepts of green purchasing, twelve steps to developing a working program, sample calculators, a Glossary of Terms, links to green purchasing policies and programs currently utilized in other states and localities, NASPO webinar recordings, state green profiles, fact sheets, and much more.

Thursday, May 1, 2014/Author: Jordan Henson/Number of views (3525)/Comments (0)/
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State Procurement Adds Value and Jobs

State Procurement Adds Value and Jobs

The paper highlights the value that state procurement professionals bring to state government, focusing on ways in which procurement generates state savings, creates and sustains private sector jobs, and ensures state procurement integrity. It also includes a discussion on how state executive leadership can help support state procurement's ability to add value to states.
Saturday, June 1, 2013/Author: Jordan Henson/Number of views (2685)/Comments (0)/
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