NASPO Hosts Procurement Tabletop Exercise

NASPO Hosts Procurement Tabletop Exercise

Organization Brings Together Over 20 Stakeholders to Participate in Scenario-Based Learning

Lexington, KY – Today and tomorrow (May 18-19, 2021), the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) will host a COVID Response Procurement Tabletop Exercise that brings together over 20 different strategic partners, including state and federal officials, multiple universities, suppliers, and government associations. This event, designed to create a Decision Framework, will take place in Nashville, TN, with attendees also joining remotely.

This two-day exercise consists of scenarios and supplemental discussion around COVID-19 response lessons learned to date. These discussions will form a COVID Response Decision Framework foundation to better prepare for future emergency response. The framework’s goals include identifying essential strategic partners and response roles, developing communication channels and networks, documentation of shared resources, and critical supply chain manufacturers or substitutes.

NASPO will develop future training exercises to test the response plans generated during this event.

Attendees for the event include:

Alabama Department of Finance, Division of Purchasing

Arizona State University

Avantor

California Department of General Services, Procurement Division

City of Phoenix

District of Columbia Office of Contracting and Procurement

Fastenal

Grainger

FEMA

National Association of State Procurement Officials

NASPO ValuePoint

National Governors Association

New Jersey Department of the Treasury, Division of Purchasing and Property

Oregon State University

South Carolina State Fiscal Accountability Authority

State of Florida Digital Service

State of Florida Procurement

State of Maryland Procurement

State of Maryland Department of Health

State of Utah Purchasing and General Services

Tennessee Department of General Services

Tennessee Emergency Management Agency

The Council of State Governments

 

 

About NASPO: The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) is a non-profit association dedicated to advancing public procurement through leadership, excellence, and integrity. It is made up of the directors of the central purchasing offices in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories of the



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