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State and Local Government Procurement: A Practical Guide
The latest version of State and Local Government Procurement: A Practical Guide, NASPO's flagship publication, features a new look, new tone, and a new reader-friendly format that makes learning about state and local procurement easy! Written by nationally recognized professional procurement practitioners, the text focuses on the evolving role of the state and local procurement official and provides a primer in the skills necessary to develop and lead a successful procurement office. 

As a special feature, this new and improved text includes the full NIGP dictionary.

Whether you're a student, just beginning your procurement career, or a procurement professional with years of experience, you will gain valuable insight into the policies, procedures and current challenges of successful public procurement.

This publication is currently out of stock.
New inventory is expected January 2015. 

  • Table of Contents
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Procurement Leadership and Organization
  • Chapter 3: The Importance of Competition
  • Chapter 4: Strategies and Plans
  • Chapter 5: Non-construction Specifications and Scopes of Work
  • Chapter 6: Specifications Relating to Environmental Requirements
  • Chapter 7: Competition: Solicitations and Methods
  • Chapter 8: Noncompetitive and Limited Competition Procurements
  • Chapter 9: Bid and Proposal Evaluation and Award
  • Chapter 10: Contracting For Services
  • Chapter 11: Procurement of Construction and Related Services
  • Chapter 12: Cooperation and Cooperative Procurement
  • Chapter 13: Quality Assurance
  • Chapter 14: Contract Management
  • Chapter 15: Procurement Program Integrity and Credibility
  • Chapter 16: Surplus Property
  • Chapter 17: Manuals
  • Chapter 18: Professional Development
  • Chapter 19: Emergency Preparedness
  • Chapter 20: Current Trends in Procurement
  • Appendix A: List of States Agreeing to Foreign Trade Agreements
  • Appendix B: List of Sustainability Resources
  • Appendix C: Bibliography
  • Index