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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.

Cooperative procurement: Method to drive savings and efficiencies is catching on!

August 11, 2020 | ProcuRising features Cooperative Procurement and stories from NCPP Strategic Suppliers Kimball, Network and Office Depot.

Purchasing in a pandemic

May 13, 2020 | Government Procurement magazine published a special April edition on COVID-19 with article covering our recent webinar. Special thanks to panelists Kim Abrego from Disaster Recovery Services, Chris Mellis from OMNIA Partners, Dan Listug from Sourcewell and Debbie Wellnitz from City of Concord, CA.

Public contracting in the time of coronavirus

March 31, 2020 | The coronavirus pandemic has brought public life to a halt in most of the United States. It's easy to see echoes of the 2008 Great Recession in today's climate of quarantines and business closings...

An open letter from NCPP Executive Director Tammy Rimes, MPA

March 17, 2020 | Having served as a former Purchasing Agent during a past disaster, I understand how responding to the needs of your organization and residents can be trying times for any public procurement team...

Government Procurement magazine: Building better bridges

March 5, 2020 | When agency IT sections were first formed a few decades ago, technology was a novel concept with just a few products...