The George Cronin Awards Program recognizes outstanding procurement initiatives that focus on innovation, transferability, service improvement, and cost reduction as its defining principles. This program provides well-deserved appreciation to states and their procurement personnel who have accomplished projects that result in distinct benefits to their state.
Happy Procurement Month! Here at NASPO, we want to say thank you for not only the work you do in the month of March, but every month!
Lisa Eason, Timothy Peterson and Dugan Petty will be presenting at the 2019 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit in Baltimore. The group will speak about modernizing Health IT Systems and the MMIS Module procurements that Montana has lead on behalf of NASPO Valuepoint. Members interested in watching the live video stream can click here to register.
NASPO’s Procurement U has created a complimentary, online introduction to blockchain. This overview provides procurement professionals with the basics of blockchain and smart contracts and explores the possible applications within procurement. Topics include an overview of blockchain, blockchain ledger security, block components, smart contracts, and federal and state use cases, and concludes with strategies for getting started with blockchain.
Just Released! Based on a ranking from state CPOs, the 2019 Top Ten Priorities and Five Horizon Issues for State Procurement reflect current nationwide priorities as well as forward-looking issues that are likely to impact state procurement.
NASPO develops programs, conference sessions, research and publications around these important focus areas.
NASPO’s Research & Innovation Team has launched Procurement Pulse – a blog that monitors state issues in procurement. Procurement Pulse wants to be your go-to source for news, best practices, and emerging issues in state procurement. Bookmark the blog and be sure check back regularly for more articles on the issues that matter to NASPO members.