December 2021

NEWS
Michigan Procurement
Leads University Course

This fall, Michigan CPO Jared Ambrosier and his colleague, Sharon Walenga-Maynard, lead a one-credit-hour course, Procurement Contracting, at Michigan State University.

Students learned about the basics of contracting, including needs analysis, terms and conditions, negotiations, and monitoring contract performance.

Jared Ambrosier said, "The State of Michigan and Michigan State University have worked to increase the awareness of public procurement for the last few years. We are grateful for the opportunity to increase the familiarity of public procurement for Supply Chain students using real-life examples such as the Flint Water Crisis and insourcing of food for the Michigan Department of Corrections. We hope this will lead to future consideration of public procurement as a potential career path."

FINANCE
PD Funds Expiring Soon

NASPO Professional Development funds for this year will expire on December 31, 2021.

The fund policies and request forms can be found in the Reimbursement Portal of the NASPO Network. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].
EVENTS
Upcoming Webinars
Cronin Bronze Award Winner

Using Your Leverage - Tennessee's Ordinal Ranking for Negotiations

December 15 | 3 pm ET

Join us as members of Tennessee's procurement team discuss their Cronin Awards finalist project and learn how they implemented a ranking system to leverage information into cost savings via the negotiation process.
April 12 - 14, 2022 | Orlando, FL
Registration Open
Registration is open for the 2022 NASO Exchange! Save your seat for the conference created to connect you to business solutions for your state. Visit the Exchange Conference website for more information. Email our Conference & Events team at [email protected] with questions.
Student Forum
February 10 | 3 pm ET
Student members, register now for this chance to connect with other students interested in the procurement profession.
March 29 - 31
Penn State University
Are you a procurement staff member engaged with hiring, training, internships, or working with academics? Save the date and talk with your CPO about this upcoming conference. Registration will open in January.

Have questions? Email Brandi Ann Willard at [email protected].
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