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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 (7935)/Comments (0)/
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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.

Thursday, August 4, 2016/Author: Elena Moreland/Number of views (7068)/Comments (0)/
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Statewide Centralization Infographic

Statewide Centralization Infographic

Statewide centralization and enhancing the strategic role of state central procurement have been front and center for many states. NASPO recognized statewide centralization as one of its top priorities for 2016.

This infographic report presents a quick overview of the main drivers for change towards centralization, reported successes, challenges and risk factors, based on information gathered through group interviews with chief procurement officers.

Friday, July 29, 2016/Author: Elena Moreland/Number of views (7368)/Comments (0)/
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Critical Success Areas and Key Performance Indicators for State Central Procurement Offices

Critical Success Areas and Key Performance Indicators for State Central Procurement Offices

This publication recommends critical success areas and key metrics for state central procurement offices. NASPO identified four critical success areas and key performance indicators (KPIs) that the state central procurement organization should focus on to be successful. NASPO suggests using this limited number of metrics defined for each  area as central to the success of the state central procurement office. We encourage each office to develop its own KPIs that are strategic, actionable, relevant, and in line with their statutory requirements, statewide strategy and organizational goals.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016/Author: Elena Moreland/Number of views (8547)/Comments (0)/
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New Procurement U Course Available: 202: Market Research Strategies

New Procurement U Course Available: 202: Market Research Strategies

The purpose of this course is to analyze market research by exploring an acquisition plan, a market research cycle,spend analysis, and total cost of ownership. 
Thursday, May 12, 2016/Author: Matt Oyer/Number of views (7574)/Comments (0)/
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Public-Private Partnerships: A Tale of Two States Webinar

Public-Private Partnerships: A Tale of Two States Webinar

This webinar showcased unique implementations of Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) at the state level. Two projects for IT infrastructure and construction from Kentucky and South Carolina were presented, including financing tools used in each states, benefits, challenges and lessons learned from the implementation.

Click "Read More" for a link to download a PDF of the slides used in the webinar.


To watch this webinar CLICK HERE
Wednesday, April 27, 2016/Author: Jordan Henson/Number of views (5633)/Comments (0)/
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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
Tuesday, March 15, 2016/Author: Sarah Razor/Number of views (8113)/Comments (0)/
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Thursday, December 3, 2015/Author: Jordan Henson/Number of views (6367)/Comments (0)/
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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 (5739)/Comments (0)/
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Non-competitive/Sole Source Procurement: Seven Questions

Non-competitive/Sole Source Procurement: Seven Questions

This three-piece resource including a briefing paper Non-competitive/Sole Source Procurement: Seven Questions, Sole Source Procurement Infographic and web page explores current sole source procurement practices among the states. Sole source procurements are exemptions and waivers of competition where competition is not available or a reasonable alternative source does not exist. The Sole Source Procurement web page provides additional information broken down by state, such as sample justification forms, definitions, state descriptions and criteria for allowing them, and URLs to sole source processes documented in policy and available online.
Thursday, January 1, 2015/Author: Jordan Henson/Number of views (5875)/Comments (0)/
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