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Our crumbling infrastructure can be fixed if we change how we fund capital investments and maintenance.
States need to be smart and strategic when purchasing connected devices, according to Alaska's chief procurement officer.
WATCH: As Michael Cockrill leaves public service, he reflected with Route Fifty on rebranding ‘public service’ and how purchasing IT is fundamentally changing.
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Businesses that sell to government are bullish—buoyed by an uptick in voter-approved infrastructure spending, as well as an increase in bids and RFPs.
“We know that diverse and equitable communities tend to be more economically and civically vibrant and experience more growth,” said a Living Cities employee of its latest City Accelerator cohort.
Government officials reported declines in response time, customer service and reputation regarding bids and RFPs, according to a new performance index.
In a guest article, the executive director of the National Association of State Procurement Officials shares how one state’s contracting improvements brought significant savings that materialized in multiple ways.
Did your state see gains?
Top insights about procurement and contracting from the What Works Cities Summit.
Two years ago, the Emerald City was among the first to be named to the What Works Cities program and chose to focus on human-services contracting reform. What can other cities learn from Seattle’s experience?
And the states that lead in each contracting area.
So long as state and local governments are willing to get creative with funding mechanisms, a two-to-three year return on investment is easily attainable, National Association of Regional Councils environment committee members discussed on Monday.
Fundamental growth of centralized procurement leads the way.
But any new policies will take several quarters to reverberate in state and local agencies’ procurement.
Navigator Award Finalists: Ken Guy and Sandy Hanks, Procurement Reform Efforts in King County, Wash.
Reducing barriers to make procurement and contracting more accessible and inclusive.
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