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State Central Procurement Officials Rank Priorities for 2020

Based on input from state CPOs, the 2020 Top 10 Priorities for State Procurement reflect core procurement issues nationwide. Leading Procurement Strategy Statewide is the front-runner for the new year, holding steady among the most important topics for the past six years.  Providing leadership for statewide planning, policy setting, centralized oversight and data-gathering and analysis will be

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NASPO releases 2019 Top Ten Priorities for State Procurement & Top Five Horizon Issues

The two lists Top 10 Priorities and Top 5 Horizon Issues for State Procurement reflect current nationwide priorities as well as forward-looking issues that are likely to impact state procurement. The 2019 priority list debuts three front-runners: Agency Relations and Customer Service, Continuous Improvement Methodologies and Contract Administration. Maximizing eProcurement solutions ranked fourth and measuring

Modular Procurement: A Primer

Modular procurement methods can help state procurement officials achieve simplicity in the most complicated procurements, breaking down projects into manageable stages and helping to ensure that the end-product is one that solves problems and improves the services provided by state government. This research brief provides an introduction to modular procurement, exploring the different philosophies and

NASPO releases 2018 Top Ten Priorities for State Procurement & Companion list of Top Three Horizon Issues

Based on a ranking from state CPOs, the Top Ten Priorities for State Procurement reflect core procurement issues important nationwide. For the first time this year, the Top Three Horizon Issues was added, as a list of top emerging issues, based on CPO input due to their potential impact on state procurement in 2018. NASPO develops programs, conference sessions,

Tech Next: Leasing vs. Owning Hardware and Software

To Buy or to Lease? That is the question NASPO is exploring in our newest edition of the Tech Next series! In this publication, we explore the options available when it comes to leasing or buying hardware and software, discuss the benefits and challenges that come with both methods of IT procurement, and provide additional

NASPO Partners with NASCIO to Release a Joint Roadmap for State IT Procurement Reform

NASPO and NASCIO are proud to release a joint roadmap for state information technology (IT) procurement reform and process transformation! This publication includes 18 joint recommendations for IT procurement in the following categories: relationship building, procurement processes, centralization, and legislation & policy. The paper also includes key takeaways from the survey of CPOs and CIOs

State Central Procurement Officials Rank Priorities for 2017

State CPOs recognized the strategic role of state central procurement as their number one priority for 2017. This includes centralized procurement authority, elevated role of the central procurement office in the hierarchy of the executive branch and active participation in creating an enterprise vision for the state. Procurement workforce professionalization and integrated eProcurement/ERP solutions increased

Data Analytics: What’s in the Numbers?

NASPO members from Texas, Virginia, and Florida share how their states are using the powerful tools of operational performance metrics and data analytics to improve procurement processes. View Webinar Now

Critical Success Areas and Key Performance Indicators for State Central Procurement Offices

This publication recommends critical success areas and key metrics for state central procurement offices. NASPO identified four critical success areas and key performance indicators (KPIs) that the state central procurement organization should focus on to be successful. NASPO suggests using this limited number of metrics defined for each  area as central to the success of

Workforce Webinar Series: CPOs and the Future Workforce

A panel of Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) with varied backgrounds and experience discuss the future of the state procurement workforce from behind the CPOs’ desk. You will learn about recruitment and retention strategies, workforce challenges, including what works and what doesn’t for attracting millennials into state government, and much more. VIEW WEBINAR NOW

State Central Procurement Officials Rank Priorities for 2016

Based on a ranking from State Central Procurement Officials nationally, the Top Ten Priorities For State Procurement sets the agenda for thought leadership and programming for the profession. For the second year, state CPO’s collectively ranked process reform and reengineering as the number one priority for state procurement in 2016. This includes encouraging streamlined procurement processes, modernize procurement law,

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Has State Government Moved to the Cloud?

An infographic on State Practices for Cloud Implementation NASPO collected information from states through the Cloud Services Survey. This Cloud Infographic offers a snapshot of the key data points from the survey, including existing practices, contracting models that are currently used, challenges and solutions for a successful implementation of cloud solutions and many more. Downlaod

NASPO Releases Top 10 Focus Areas for State Procurement

NASPO announces the release of its inaugural Top 10 Focus Areas for State Procurement for 2015. The priority areas will help narrow the association’s focus when developing new publications and research, planning conference sessions, and hosting webinars to share best procurement practices. The top 10 ranking of state procurement focus areas reflects the collective voice of State

Green Purchasing Guide

This revised guide is an easy-to-use tool including basic concepts of green purchasing, twelve steps to developing a working program, sample calculators, a Glossary of Terms, links to green purchasing policies and programs currently utilized in other states and localities, NASPO webinar recordings, state green profiles, fact sheets, and much more.

State Procurement Adds Value and Jobs

The paper highlights the value that state procurement professionals bring to state government, focusing on ways in which procurement generates state savings, creates and sustains private sector jobs, and ensures state procurement integrity. It also includes a discussion on how state executive leadership can help support state procurement’s ability to add value to states. Download

Strength in Numbers: An Introduction to Cooperative Procurements (Update)

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Administrative Fees: Creative Funding for Central Procurement in Difficult Economic Times

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Responding to an Aging and Changing Workforce: Attracting, Retaining, and Developing New Procurement Professionals

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Benchmarking Cost Savings & Cost Avoidance

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Offshoring and Procurement: Positioning for the Future

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Procurement Lobbying within State Government: An Emerging Trend

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The Measure of Our Success: The Challenge and Opportunity of State Procurement Performance Measures

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Getting What You Need on the Way to the Win-Win! Leveraging the RFP in State Technology Procurements

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Negotiating IP on the Way to the Win-Win: NASCIO’s Intellectual Property Recommendations

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State Procurement: Strategic Positioning for the 21st Century

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