December 2022

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December 2022

We're Diving Into Supplier Diversity

NASPO’s newest publication, Supplier Diversity Snapshot: 8 States in Review, offers an in-depth look at the supplier diversity initiatives impacting state public procurement.
 
Learn about current programs' unique features and common components, including authorizing statutes, business certifications, and spending goals. Recommended practices, practical examples, and links to resources for further learning can help you grow and improve your supplier diversity program. Download and share today!

Defend Your Data With Procurement U


The new, self-paced Procurement U course, How to Protect Your Data, covers best practices in procurement cybersecurity, such as password management, multifactor authentication, mobile device security, and physical data security.

Register for Cronin Award Finalist Webinars


The 2022 Cronin Award Finalists will present webinars on their projects starting in January 2023. All webinars will take place from 3 to 4 pm ET. Register here!

January 11 - Idaho (Silver Award)
Help Me, Help You! Idaho's New Approach to RFIs

January 18 - Michigan (Gold Award)
Try It Before You Buy It - Michigan's Competitive Proof of Concept

February 1 - Tennessee (Bronze Award)
Supplier Diversity Data at Your Fingertips - Diversity in Tennessee (DIT-II) Dashboard

February 15 - Georgia
Preparing for Success - Georgia's Procurement Officer Bootcamp

March 1 - Minnesota
The Right Step - How Minnesota Improves Contract Compliance

Log Contact Hours for Your CPPB


Are you looking to earn your Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) certification from UPPCC? Eligibility requirements include 72 contact hours of procurement-related coursework. We are excited to announce that we now offer OVER 72 contact hours of online training fully funded by NASPO and entirely FREE for you. 
 
Check out the UPPCC website and our course catalog for more information.
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Upcoming Events

February 7 - 9
San Antonio, TX

February 13 - 16
San Antonio, TX

NASPO Exchange
April 4 - 6
Salt Lake City, UT

*Registration Open

Nominations Open for 2023 Regional Chairs


Are you, or someone you know, interested in being a 2023 Regional Council Chair or Vice-Chair? Please submit your nominations or questions to the Director of Membership Engagement, Maya Griffin, at [email protected].

NASPO Funds Expire December 31


Don’t forget that all NASPO Funds for 2022 will expire at the end of the year! We will accept reimbursement requests through January 15, 2023, as long as the expense was incurred in 2022. All funds request forms and policies can be found on the Reimbursements page of the NASPO Network, and please reach out to the finance team at [email protected] with any questions!

Annual Conference NASPO Cares Update

At the 2022 Annual Conference, we partnered with Make-A-Wish San Diego to help grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are happy to share a wish that brought a smile to a child's face - and ours as well!

10-year-old Yami, with leukemia, said she wants "to feel like it's [my] birthday every day" by owning a bounce house. Yami received the princess castle of her dreams, built to last from commercial-grade materials, providing her with hope and strength for the future. You can read about Yami's full wish experience here.
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