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Top 10 Focus Areas for State Procurement

Top 10 Focus Areas for State Procurement

This is a list of top priorities to guide the association’s programmatic activities in 2015. The top 10 ranking of state procurement focus areas reflects the collective voice of State Central Procurement Officers who voted on their top 10 priorities, based on the relevance and existing or anticipated impact on state procurement policies in their respective NASPO member state.
Sunday, February 1, 2015/Author: Melanie Bowzer/Number of views (5096)/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 (5153)/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 (4778)/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 (6261)/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 (4754)/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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