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State Central Procurement Officials Rank Priorities for 2020

State Central Procurement Officials Rank Priorities for 2020

 Based on input from state CPOs, the 2020 Top 10 Priorities for State Procurement reflect core procurement issues nationwide.  

Leading Procurement Strategy Statewide is the front-runner for the new year, holding steady among the most important topics for the past six years.  Providing leadership for statewide planning, policy setting, centralized oversight and data-gathering and analysis will be front and center for state central procurement leaders. 

Ranking 2nd this year, Maximizing Statewide eProcurement Utilization and Functionality saw a jump from 2019’s 4th place. 

Last year’s front-runner, Responsive Services to Agency Stakeholders takes 3rd place for the 2020 list of priorities. 

Click HERE to review the complete list of top 10 priorities for 2020.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Montano-Smith

Thursday, January 9, 2020/Author: James Bregenzer/Number of views (1408)/Comments (0)/
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Reverse Auctions: A Roadmap for Success

Reverse Auctions: A Roadmap for Success

Can a reverse auction be a win-win? What can public buyers do to maximize its benefits? Read this NASPO Procurement Perspectives publication to learn about what works well and where you should not use reverse auctions. The paper includes 5 helpful steps as a Roadmap for Success, recommendations, helpful tips for suppliers and buyers and many more. 

Wednesday, August 14, 2019/Author: NASPO/Number of views (1927)/Comments (0)/
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NASPO Best Practices

NASPO Best Practices

Ethics and Accountability

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.

Friday, July 13, 2018/Author: Anonym/Number of views (6078)/Comments (0)/
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Modular Procurement: A Primer

Modular Procurement: A Primer

Check out NASPO's latest resource and learn how modular procurement methods can help state procurement officials achieve simplicity in the most complicated procurements.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018/Author: Kristy Howard/Number of views (8138)/Comments (0)/
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Tech Next: Internet of Things

Tech Next: Internet of Things

Are you prepared to procure the future? NASPO takes a dive into the Internet of Things (IoT) in this edition of the Tech Next Series....

Thursday, August 31, 2017/Author: Kristy Howard/Number of views (8610)/Comments (0)/
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Best Practices in Agency Relations and Communications

Best Practices in Agency Relations and Communications

In case you missed it, be sure to check out the Best Practices Committee's webinar and recap on Agency Relations and Communications...

Monday, June 19, 2017/Author: Kristy Howard/Number of views (7745)/Comments (0)/
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Agile Procurement in Practice

Agile Procurement in Practice

The NASPO Emerging Issues Committee's Agile/Modular Procurement Work Group presents a webinar featuring the State of Washington's IT Procurement Team, led by Scott Smith, IT Procurement Manager. 
Thursday, June 8, 2017/Author: Kristy Howard/Number of views (7618)/Comments (0)/
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Tech-Next: Procuring UAVs

Tech-Next: Procuring UAVs

UAVs, or "drones" are so much more than just last year's hot Christmas toy!
Tuesday, May 30, 2017/Author: Kristy Howard/Number of views (10943)/Comments (0)/
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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.
Thursday, January 12, 2017/Author: Kristy Howard/Number of views (9386)/Comments (0)/
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Cyber Liability Insurance 101

Cyber Liability Insurance 101

Cybersecurity is a complex issue, and NASPO is not alone in recognizing its importance.

Cyber Liability Insurance 101

NASPO presents a primer on cyber liability insurance that includes an introduction to the topic, important statistics, and an overview of the types of coverage available. Learn the basics about this emerging topic, and five suggestions for helping to prevent cyber security incidents.


Thursday, December 15, 2016/Author: Kristy Howard/Number of views (8067)/Comments (0)/
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