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Ethics and Accountability

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Ethics and the professionalization of public procurement have been among NASPO’s Top 10 Priorities for elevating and advancing public procurement for several years. Check out NASPO's latest Research Publication on the topic.

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WSCA-NASPO Cooperative Purchasing Organization Announces the Release of New Website

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WSCA-NASPO Cooperative Purchasing Organization Announces the Release of New Website

After months of hard work the WSCA-NASPO Cooperative Purchasing Organization is pleased announce the release of their brand new website www.wsca-naspo.org.

The WSCA-NASPO Cooperative Purchasing Organization is a nonprofit, wholly owned subsidiary of NASPO. 
WSCA-NASPO is a unified, nationally focused cooperative alliance aggregating the demand of all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the organized US territories, their political subdivisions and other eligible entities, spurring best, innovation and competition in the marketplace....

Updated "NASPO State and Local Procurement: A Practical Guide" Released

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Updated "NASPO State and Local Procurement: A Practical Guide" Released

NASPO Produces Second Edition of Go-To Guide for Government Procurement

The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) is pleased to announce the release of the newly updated "NASPO State and Local Government Procurement: A Practical Guide." As the association representing state government procurement professionals throughout the U.S., NASPO's guide is widely used in government procurement offices and as a textbook in universities, colleges, and certification study programs.

RFPs & Competition - A Home Run for All Involved

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RFPs & Competition - A Home Run for All Involved

by Elena Moreland

Every purchaser, supplier, and average Joe has heard of the term RFP. RFP stands for Request for Proposals. Some jurisdictions use a different term such as Request for Responses to define the same type of competitive purchasing method. Both commercial and government procurement professionals use the term and process with various degrees to solicit competitive proposals from suppliers of goods and services.

Data and Government: Making the Information Matter

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Data and Government: Making the Information Matter

What is data? Data is facts or information used usually to calculate, analyze, or plan something. So how can something as simple as data be used to improve government? That was the question addressed at the December 11 NGA Expert Roundtable Discussions on "Using Data and Evidence to Improve Policy, Programs, and Practice" in Washington, DC.
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