NASPO Publications
Navigating the IT Procurement Landscape

Navigating the IT Procurement Landscape

In continuing their shared interests in working together to improve IT procurement, NASPO and NASCIO have developed an action plan for navigating the ever-changing terrain shaping state procurement efforts and information technology updates. The action plan addresses several key areas of state government common to both specialties, including governance and organizational structure; teaming and roles; interactions and processes; and budgeting and forecasting.
Published On: Thursday, January 12, 2017/Author: Kristy Howard
Procurement Reform Guide

Procurement Reform Guide

This primer highlights recent state procurement reform efforts and attempts to create a framework for defining some of the key concepts and drivers for change.

Click HERE to access the Procurement Reform Guide.
Published On: Thursday, August 4, 2016/Author: Elena Moreland
The Value of eProcurement/ERP Systems. Case Studies

The Value of eProcurement/ERP Systems. Case Studies

Rolling out major ERP and e Procurement systems has been a key element of state procurement reform initiatives implemented by states over the past decade. NASPO members recognize the prevalence of eProcurement/ERP Solutions and the clear return on investment from automating state procurement. Implementing eProcurement/ERP systems is one of the top five priorities for NASPO in 2016.

This paper highlights key elements and functionalities of electronic procurement systems in seven states. The paper discusses eProcurement/ERP implementations including efficiencies gained, increased transparency of spend and procurement processes along with success stories and challenges.
Published On: Monday, June 13, 2016/Author: Elena Moreland
2016 IT Procurement Reform Solutions

2016 IT Procurement Reform Solutions

Research supported best practices designed to help state officials who are considering procurement reform

NASPO endorsed five key areas of IT procurement reform as outlined by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers: 

Remove unlimited liability clauses in state terms and conditions
Introduce more flexible terms and conditions
Remove required performance bonds from vendors on information technology projects
Leverage enterprise architecture for improved IT procurement
Improve the Negotiations Process
Published On: Tuesday, March 15, 2016/Author: Sarah Razor
Has State Government Moved to the Cloud?

Has State Government Moved to the Cloud?

An infographic on State Practices for Cloud Implementation

NASPO collected information from states through the Cloud Services Survey. This Cloud Infographic offers a snapshot of the key data points from the survey, including existing practices, contracting models that are currently used, challenges and solutions for a successful implementation of cloud solutions and many more.
Published On: Friday, May 15, 2015/Author: Melanie Bowzer
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