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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...

Fleet procurement: New strategies for ongoing challenges

March 4, 2020 | As a department, fleet represents a large part of a government agency...

New MOU creates exclusive partnership on cooperative procurement

February 27, 2020 | In anticipation of March’s National Procurement Month, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between National Cooperative Procurement Partners (NCPP) and NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement, to collaborate and advocate the value of cooperative procurement...

Purchasing technology: Change is one thing to count on

November 1, 2019 | The tried-and-true method of traditional government bidding does not always keep up with the times—particularly with technology purchases...

NCPP "Lunch & Learn"

October 15, 2019 | NCPP hosted its annual "Lunch & Learn" luncheon to support the National Procurement Institute’s (NPI) Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® Award...

New approaches to cooperative contracting

September 4, 2019 | Combining spend to leverage savings is a contracting method that brings more “bang for the buck” purchasing for any organization...