Celebrating 70 Years!
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO). In celebration of this historic event, NASPO has developed a timeline to document some key moments significant to NASPO’s distinguished history. Click the banner to take a look back in time.


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Cronin Spotlight

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Cronin Spotlight

Tennessee Makes History with Innovation in Procurement

By Elena Moreland, NASPO Senior Policy Analyst

Tennessee is well known for Graceland, beautiful Smoky Mountains and country music. Among other wonderful cultural and historical landmarks, Tennessee’s Music City also has great people. Nashville is home to the Department of General Services, Central Procurement Office whose professionals are tirelessly at work every day finding innovative procurement solutions that save taxpayers’ dollars. 

In 2012, the State of Tennessee assessed the management and operation of its aging state-run facilities as well as its dispatch rental fleet and identified areas of improvement. This article showcases two innovative solutions that helped the state operate its facilities and fleet more efficiently and leverage new technologies and approaches. 

NASPO Fact Sheets Released

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NASPO Fact Sheets Released

"The Strategic Role of Procurement" and "Retention and Recruitment"

NASPO is excited to announce the release of a new resource for members, the NASPO Fact Sheets. The fact sheets are created by staff and are a compilation of information previously developed by NASPO via research briefs, white papers, surveys, the Practical Guide and other publications, simply honed down into one-page documents for your convenience.  You might utilize them for a variety of purposes, including  as a quick reference tool or as an outline for a speaking engagement or presentation.   

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NASPO Research Paper on Strategic Sourcing Now Available

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NASPO Research Paper on Strategic Sourcing Now Available

New Research Provides Valuable Insight into Strategic Sourcing in State Procurement

Tales from the Trenches: Evolution of Strategic Sourcing addresses definitions, common misconceptions, how strategic sourcing differs from traditional procurement and where it can add value. Also discussed are benefits and challenges to state governments, most successful and challenging spend categories and an assessment of how strategic sourcing has evolved over the past decade and where it is headed, based upon information obtained through phone interviews with 15 states.

NASPO Recently Released and Upcoming Resources

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NASPO Recently Released and Upcoming Resources

Over the last few months NASPO has released several new publications and tools for members to use. The document below provides a summary of these new resources and includes a preview of projects that are currently being developed.
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