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NASPO Researchers Release Study on COVID Procurement Impact and Suggestions for Better State Procurement Operations

Lexington, KY – Procurement staff nationwide can improve future emergency response using the lessons outlined in the new study released today by the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO). Assessing State PPE Procurement During COVID-19: A Research Report, a joint study conducted by NASPO and academics from five universities, shows the impact of COVID-19 on state

NASPO Becomes an IACET Accredited Provider

Lexington, KY – The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has awarded the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) the prestigious Accredited Provider accreditation. IACET Accredited Providers are the only organizations approved to offer IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The accreditation period extends for five years and includes all programs offered or

Regional Leadership Announced for NASPO

Lexington, KY – The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) announces the newly elected 2021 Regional Council Leadership: Eastern Region Jamie Tomaszewski (Maryland) – Chair Gregg Olivera (New Jersey) – Vice Chair   Western Region Angela Shell (California) – Chair Mindy Birk (Alaska) – Vice Chair   Midwestern Region Doug Carlson (Nebraska) – Chair

NASPO Honors Procurement Staff Pandemic Work

Lexington, KY – The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) honors the work done by state procurement staff in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. During the pandemic, the 2020 George R. Cronin Awards for Procurement Excellence Committee opted to forego individual awards and honor the work states were doing to meet the needs of

Dianne Lancaster Honored with Giulio Mazzone Distinguished Service Award

Lexington, KY – The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) honored Dianne Lancaster with the Giulio Mazzone Distinguished Service Award during the 2020 Annual Conference on September 16, 2020. Dianne has over 35 years of public procurement and contracting experience, including time as the Chief Procurement Officer for the state of Oregon. She is

NASPO Announces 2021 Board of Directors

Lexington, KY – The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) announces the results of the Board of Directors Election for the term beginning January 1, 2021. During the Annual Conference Business Meeting, the following primary members were elected to the 2021 Board of Directors: President-Elect – Delbert Singleton, Division Director, State Fiscal Accountability Authority

NASPO Welcomes First Affiliate Division Partner

Partnership Recognizes Shared Values and Commitment to Procurement Excellence Lexington, Kentucky – The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) announced today that the Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing (VAGP) has signed on as the first NASPO Affiliate Division Partner. This new Affiliate Division Program operates as strategic outreach to public procurement organizations with similar

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