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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 (5063)/Comments (0)/
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NASPO and NASCA Working Together: Procurement as a Partner

NASPO and NASCA Working Together: Procurement as a Partner

NASPO and NASCA build on their existing partnership and produce a paper providing guidance to state chief administrators. The paper highlights the value state procurement officials bring to state government and how that can be leveraged through close and timely collaboration between the two players in legislation drafting, policy decisions, and procurement planning.
Saturday, November 1, 2014/Author: Jordan Henson/Number of views (4714)/Comments (0)/
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Green Purchasing Guide

Green Purchasing Guide

This revised guide is an easy-to-use tool including basic concepts of green purchasing, twelve steps to developing a working program, sample calculators, a Glossary of Terms, links to green purchasing policies and programs currently utilized in other states and localities, NASPO webinar recordings, state green profiles, fact sheets, and much more.

Thursday, May 1, 2014/Author: Jordan Henson/Number of views (6168)/Comments (0)/
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Rising to the Challenge: Recruitment and Retention in State Procurement Offices

Rising to the Challenge: Recruitment and Retention in State Procurement Offices

This NASPO study addresses the turnover and retention rates in state central procurement offices across the country. Some of the issues discussed are the workforce generational distribution, top reasons for separations, top hindrances to hiring, current recruitment and retention practices, available strategies and solutions to inform the policy-making decisions about turnover and talent management strategies.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014/Author: Jordan Henson/Number of views (4691)/Comments (0)/
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ERP and eProcurement Systems

ERP and eProcurement Systems

The paper highlights state practices, key elements and functionalities of existing state ERP and eProcurement systems, and types of funding for eProcurement solutions. Also included in this publication are pros and cons of the ERP integration and the value of eProcurement systems, states’ experiences and lessons learned from implementations of eProcurement solutions, their functionality, metrics, examples of a recently-implemented eProcurement project and a business case for an eProcurement acquisition.
Saturday, June 1, 2013/Author: Jordan Henson/Number of views (5510)/Comments (0)/
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Procurement Pulse - A blog by NASPO

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.

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