February 2022

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February 2022
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Happy 75th, NASPO!

On February 1, 2022, NASPO celebrated its 75th birthday! Stay tuned for online and in-person festivities throughout the year.
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Letter from President,

Delbert Singleton

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Hello friends,

It is my profound pleasure to serve as your NASPO Board President. I look forward to seeing many of you at events planned for this year to celebrate public procurement and NASPO's 75th anniversary!
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Welcome to Our New Primary Members!


Arkansas
Mitch Rouse, Director

Florida
Cliff Nilson, Deputy Director of Procurement and Contract Management

Georgia
Jim Barnaby, Deputy Commissioner

Louisiana
Tom Ketterer, Director

Maryland
Mike Zimmerman, Chief Procurement Officer

Oregon
Kelly Mix, State Chief Procurement Officer

Utah
Windy Aphayrath, Director

Single-Use Credit Card for State Purchases

Operating like a standard fund submission, NASPO's SUA program allows us to provide a single-use credit card for the vendor rather than cutting a check to the vendor or state, facilitating quicker purchases. This option avoids staff needing to submit personal reimbursements and can help avoid the AP and AR process for the state. Download a flowchart outlining the process, and reach out to the NASPO Finance Team with any questions.

Mini Scholarships Available

BA 235: State and Local Government Procurement

March 28 - June 11

Available through Chemeketa Community College, this 100% online course will satisfy four college credits in public procurement study and is offered at no cost to the state.

Primary members must approve participation in the course. The deadline for nominations is February 23 at 5 pm ET. Email Brandi Willard with nominations or questions.

NASPO at 75:

1957 - Antitrust Resolutions

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Beginning in 1957, 15 resolutions were created dealing with antitrust violations, principally price fixing. Most of the resolutions supported a U.S. Attorney General program for reporting tie bids and other evidence of price-fixing to the Department of Justice. NASPO members also testified in antitrust litigation against pharmaceutical companies and auto manufacturers in matters of price collusion.
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Upcoming Events

February 28 - March 3 Pensacola Beach, FL
Registration ends February 4.

March 29 - 31
State College, PA

April 12 - 14
Orlando, FL

REACH Conference
July 25 - 27
Kansas City, MO

Annual Conference
September 25 - 28
San Diego, CA

*Registration Open
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Procurement U Courses

Better RFPs, Better Projects
February 21 - March 21
Price: $250

Customer Service in Government Procurement
February 28 - March 31
$250

NASPO-Created Procurement U Courses Free

Visit Procurement U and take advantage of 64 contact hours free!
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NASPO Funds for 2022

The 2022 balances for the NASPO Funds are:

Professional Development Funds
(up to) $40,000 per state

Technology Asset Improvement Funds
(up to) $17,850 per state

In-State Cooperative Outreach Funds
(up to) $15,000 per state

All policies and request forms can be found on the Reimbursements page of the NASPO Network.
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