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.
Engaging vendors to reverse the trend of waning procurement in many states.
Soliciting vendor input prior to an RFP can go a long way, according to a recently released Onvia survey.
As Texas found, agencies can be cautious of new purchasing rules.
Tennessee’s four-tiered procurement method helped bring in an estimated $1 billion in increased tourism spending and could be used by any state willing to step away from traditional Request for Proposal models.
A panel of experts talked procurement reform at NASCIO’s midyear conference in Baltimore.
“It's pretty exciting to be able to open the doors up . . . And to really be asking the question of startups: How can we work together?” says the city’s innovation chief.
What can states do to modernize the way they buy goods and services? Here are the recommendations and best practices from the National Association of State Procurement Officials.
Agency flexibility from the state to local levels is key to adopting new technologies and attracting a younger workforce, says Verizon’s Maggie Hallbach.
The city is accepting proposals through April 1 for an electronic bidding tool.
Investment in smart infrastructure will fuel increased bids and RFPs, according to business intelligence firm Onvia.
Social media helped spread misinformation during the crisis, necessitating the establishment of points of contact.
The Mile High City has been seeking a unified, cost-saving IT strategy since 2005.
Balancing partnerships among three critical areas is a must, according to a new Onvia report.
Cooperative purchasing is still gaining steam, but IT purchases are making up for bid and RFP losses elsewhere, according to a new third quarter report.
A Q&A with Christine Warnock, strategic business initiatives manager for the State of Washington.
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