In this edition of the Tech Next series, we will explore: What is an EV, EV capabilities, Total cost of ownership, What the central procurement office can do to help prepare your state for an increase in EV use.
This guide is designed to support the evaluation of procurement office preparedness to support an emergency situation. An emergency generally means an extraordinary event which occurs with very little time to develop a unique concept of response for that event. This paper identifies issues to consider before, during and after a catastrophic event, highlights potential problem areas of which to be aware, and offers suggested best practices.
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.
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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.
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.