NASPO offers educational and informative resources across various platforms for public procurement professionals including:
Here in the Procurement Toolbox, we take the fundamental topics of the public procurement process and provide a high-level introductory overview with additional links to NASPO resources for deeper understanding.
Browse the issues below. Open the edition by clicking on the corresponding graphic next to the description.
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Welcome to the profession of public procurement! In this edition, you will learn what public procurement is and the process and structure of procurement. Public procurement professionals provide value to the state
Public procurement officers are held to high standards of ethical conduct. Explore the principles and strategies for ethical procurement.View & Download Issue
Market research is a powerful tool for public procurement professionals. Good market research empowers procurement professionals on decision-making and provides a common baseline of understanding between the central procurement office, the vendor, and the purchasing agency.View & Download Issue
Choosing the best fit solicitation type and method for every procurement is a pivotal way to carry out good governance. Explore the different solicitation types and methods in this issue of Procurement Toolbox.View & Download Issue
The specific details surrounding each procurement will affect how that procurement’s evaluation should be conducted. However, there are common principles present in every evaluation. Issue 5 of Procurement Toolbox outlines these common principles, the awarding authority of the central procurement office, and a brief overview of cost analysis and avoidance.View & Download Issue
Negotiations are an important step in the process for competitive proposals and evaluations. Are you familiar with the steps of negotiation? Explore the dos and don’ts of the negotiation process to make sure you are ready for your next project.View & Download Issue
Unpacking the process of contract administration can be difficult for the most experienced procurement official. In this issue we examine the difference between contract administration and contract management, and what elements should be included in a contract administration plan (CAP).View & Download Issue
Closing out a contract is no small task! This issue of Procurement Toolbox explores the contract closeout/retirement stage of the procurement cycle including record keeping and surplus property management.View & Download Issue