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Purchasing technology calls for ever-changing strategies

November 1, 2021 | Purchasing Technology calls for ever-changing strategies features NCPP Cooperative Partners OMNIA Partners and Sourcewell, Strategic Supplier Partners Element Fleet Management Corp, BCI Burke, OFS, Trane and Affiliate Partner CoProcure...

Keep Getting Better

September 30, 2021 | Cooperative procurement evolves to meet changing needs...

Public works procurement: Moving beyond transactional relationships toward partnerships

July 21, 2021 | Public works procurement of the past was focused primarily on one thing - the lowest price. However...

Is Fleet Procurement Headed for a Post-Pandemic Rebound?

June 10, 2021 | While government fleet procurement plunged during the pandemic, it's now back on the rise...

Municipal World’s 2021 Purchasing Guide for the Municipal Market

June 3, 2021 | Purchasing Guide from the Municipal World for Canada Procurement Professionals" sponsored by Kinetic GPO, NCPP Canadian Cooperative, and includes quotes from NCPP Executive Director.

National Procurement Month Was a Huge Success!

March 31, 2021 | March 2021 was National Procurement Month. NCPP awarded fifteen ABOVE & BEYOND Awards to recognize public procurement professionals nominated by their peers—see the full list of winners here!

Working together: Cooperative contracts can help small and diverse businesses succeed 

March 29, 2021 | Cooperative purchasing agreements are just what the doctor ordered for stretched-thin government procurement departments...

NCPP Announces New "ABOVE & BEYOND" Award

February 22, 2021 | Just in time for National Procurement Month—NCPP announces new "ABOVE & BEYOND" Award!

 

Paradigm shifts: Municipalities changing gears rapidly

October 1, 2020 | Featuring NCPP members NPPGov, GovDeals, Konica-Minolta and Sunbelt Rentals. “That’s the way we’ve always done it” is an oft-quoted response to questions about well-entrenched processes or policies...

 

Consolidation and leverage: How to maximize your agency’s spend

September 15, 2020 | Cooperative procurement—piggybacking on previously solicited and awarded contracts for goods, services and construction—is a growing public procurement phenomenon.